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Far from heaven: Vandal sends church’s St. Francis statue crashing to the ground twice, police say • Brooklyn Paper

Far from heaven: Vandal sends church’s St. Francis statue crashing to the ground twice, police say

Caught in the act: This alleged vandal twice knocked down a Cypress Hills church’s statue of Saint Francis of Assisi, breaking its base the second time, authorities said.
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He’s no saint.

Cops are searching for a nogoodnik who they said snuck into the courtyard of a Cypress Hills church and knocked down a statue of Saint Francis of Assisi — twice.

The suspect first toppled the stone monument inside the garden of Blessed Sacrament Catholic church at 4:54 pm on Oct. 31, according to police, who said the effigy of the religious figure was returned to its place following the incident.

But the alleged vandal returned to the Euclid Avenue house of worship at 7:19 am on Nov. 11 and pushed the statue over again — this time breaking its base — before fleeing the scene, authorities said.

The suspect is a man approximately 20–25-years-old with long black hair, cops said.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577–8477. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. All tips are strictly confidential.

Reach Deputy Editor Anthony Rotunno at arotunno@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-8303.
Statue slayer: The male suspect is between 20 and 25-years-old and has long black hair, according to police.
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