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Brooklyn thug arrested for vandalizing Virgin Mary statue World News

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A thug was arrested Saturday for spraying black paint on the statue of the Virgin Mary at the Church of the Resurrection in Gleason Beach, Brooklyn. He also wrote the word “false” on it.according to new york postPolice said the suspect’s name was Jonathan Blick.

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Police told Blick that he lived near the church. He was taken to hospital for a psychological evaluation and charged with a hate crime.

Witnesses detained Blick until police arrived. He appeared to be writing another word on the statue when he was detained, according to witnesses.

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Meanwhile, churchgoers expressed shock and pain at the incident.

“I was walking down the street to the store and thought, ‘Oh, someone put a veil on the head of Our Lady of Mary, well, when I got closer and actually saw it, I started crying. I was crying. ‘ Oh my God.’ It said fake stuff,” said Evelyn Sullivan, 71.

It’s worth noting that the statue has also been vandalized in the past and replaced after a fundraiser.

“When is enough!” The report echoes what we’ve known for a long time. Crimes against our churches and other places of worship have been on the rise,” said James Russell, president of Catholic Action New York State.

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