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Police arrest man for urinating on, damaging Williamsburg church’s statues • Brooklyn Paper

Police arrest man for urinating on, damaging Williamsburg church’s statues

Shattered: A lout destroyed a pair of religious statues outside a Williamsburg church after peeing on them on Dec. 2 — the first Sunday of Advent, according to cops.
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Only god can judge him now.

Cops on Monday cuffed a guy for peeing on and breaking two statues outside a Williamsburg church on Dec. 2.

The 28-year-old Bushwick resident’s arrest came roughly a week after Borough President Adams promised to hand over hundreds of his own dollars to leaders of Our Lady of Consolation Roman Catholic Church, after the man allegedly urinated on two statues and knocked them to the ground inside the Metropolitan Avenue house of worship’s courtyard around 4 am on the first Sunday of Advent, the Catholic Church’s four-week season leading up to Christmas.

Surveillance footage captured the blasphemous act — the sixth time in nearly as many years that suspects vandalized the church between Berry Street and Bedford Avenue — and helped authorities ultimately locate and cuff their suspect, officials said.

Police slapped the guy with charges including damaging property, aggravated harassment, and urinating in public, for the incident, which they deemed a hate crime, according to authorities.

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at jcuba@cnglocal.com. Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.

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