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Vandal arrested after sledgehammer attacks on Louisiana churches

December 18, 2012

A Louisiana man was arrested on December 16 after he reportedly destroyed statues in two neighboring Catholic parishes, smashing them with a sledgehammer.

The man, who is also accused of damaging two Protestant churches, faces a series of criminal charges. A police spokesman said that the suspect believed that “God ordered him to destroy the statues.”


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