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Man knocks over, shatters statue inside Brooklyn church: police

Posted at 7:59 AM, Jan 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-25 07:59:54-05

Police are looking for the man accused of knocking over a statue inside a Brooklyn church.

PROSPECT-LEFFERTS GARDENS, Brooklyn — Police are looking for the man accused of knocking over and shattering a statue inside a Brooklyn church.

The man entered the St. Francis of Assisi – St. Blaise parish along Nostrand Avenue and used the restroom at about 8:45 a.m. on Jan. 12, police said.

He then began to “act irrationally” before smashing a potted plant on the floor and knocking over a St. Jude statue, said police.

The statue shattered into pieces, according to police.

The man fled the scene on foot south onto Nostrand Avenue.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).