NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Who swiped their savior?
That’s what members of one Brooklyn church are asking after a thief stole a statue of Jesus. People in the area told CBS 2’s Elise Finch they can’t believe someone would do something like that just days before Christmas.
Wreaths, bows and other decorations adorn homes on South 3rd Street in Williamsburg. They’re all clear signs of the season celebrating the birth of Christ.
But the statue of Christ, himself, that stood outside a nearby church is gone, torn from its base in the middle of the night.
“Part of the charm of this block is this statue and this whole area with the church and we just noticed it immediately,” resident Angelo Ruth said.
“It’s a shame. It’s one damn shame,” Louise Gergel added.
“They don’t have no heart at all because to do that is a sin,” Myrna Troche said.
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