Saturday, October 11, 2014

Lexington church vandalized twice in one week

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - For the the second time in less than a week, police say a vandal targeted a Lexington church and nearby cars.

James Thompson says early Saturday morning he realized two tires on his truck and his wife's car had been slashed.

"I'm almost 60 and now I have to come out here and jack my car up because someone vandalized it," said Thompson.

Police say someone also targeted Saint John Missionary Baptist Church across the street on Thurman Drive, smashing a glass door.

"It's heartbreaking because we've been here 14 years and never had anything like this happen until the last two weeks," Deacon Richard Higgins told WKYT's Mark Barber.

Higgins says last Saturday, a vandal hit their church van before damaging five other nearby vehicles.


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Monday, October 6, 2014

Vandals make church sign offensive

HARLEM, Ga. (WRDW) - From cross to cross, clear signs this is a place of worship, but it's what was on the this sign that didn't seem very God-like.

"I didn't know anything about it until I got a call from the sheriff's department to come and they vandalized the sign, and the deputy was there when I got there," Pastor Walter P. Banks said.

The sign used to say "Come and receive a blessing."

Someone decided to change around the letters from welcoming words to racial slurs.


Thursday, October 2, 2014

Fingerprint leads to 8 teens charged in church vandalism

A fingerprint taken from a candy wrapper led investigators to the eight teenagers accused of vandalism at a Northeast Austin church, police said.