Extreme church vandalism may qualify as hate crime

Church vandalism suspect (surveillance photo)
May 10, 2012 5:14:18 PM PDT
Santa Cruz police have released pictures of the person who may have vandalized a church early Sunday.

Surveillance photos (see all here) show a man with a distinctive neckpiece. Police would like to talk to him about the damage done to Holy Cross Catholic Church.

Someone spray-painted anti-church graffiti on statues, doors and fountains. A baptismal font brought to Mission Santa Cruz by Junipero Serra in 1791 was broken into several pieces.

If you know who did this, you're asked to call the Santa Cruz Police Department.


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