Vandals cause around $3,000 damage to Texas church building

2018-04-24 Damage to church statue
(Statue damaged by vandals in Edinburg, Texas. Photo A. Rios)

Police in Edinburg, Texas are investigating the destruction of Catholic Church property.  Vandals damaged a statue of Jesus, broke a stained glass window and damaged the front entrance. The criminal act was discovered Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, according to a report from the Brownsville Herald.

This is not the first time vandals targeted the church’s statue. The pastor, Father Gregory Labus, told KRGV TV, “Several years ago, one of the fingers of the statue was broken off, that was before my time.”

Assistant Police Chief Orlando Garcia said the vandal or vandals did around 3,000 in damage. Anyone with information is asked to call the Edinburg Police Department at 956-383-7411 or the Edinburg Crime Stoppers at 956-383-8477.

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