Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jul 17, 2023 / 12:06 pm
An “unhinged” individual reportedly broke into a Catholic church in Manhattan and vandalized a shrine to American-born St. Elizabeth Ann Seton over the weekend.
A man wearing priest’s vestments — and reportedly without pants on — broke into Our Lady of Rosary Catholic Church and ripped down a large crucifix at the Seton shrine, according to a report in the New York Post, which cited “cops and witnesses.”
The suspect reportedly chased off a witness and was subsequently found on the front steps of the parish, “pacing back and forth” and holding a bottle of wine.
A spokeswoman with the New York Police Department confirmed to CNA that officers responded to a burglary call at the address of the church at around 11:20 a.m. on Saturday.