Virgin Mary Statue Vandalized


An Evansville statue depicting a religious figure is vandalized. The staff at the Catholic Diocese of Evansville is left wondering why.

Staff say they first became aware of the vandalism to the Virgin Mary statue Sunday morning.

After checking security footage, people at the Diocese found it happened sometime in the 10 p.m. hour Saturday.
In the surveillance footage, you can see a person pulled up in a vehicle, got out of the car, pushed the statue over, then got back into the car and left.

The statue was damaged in the neck area.

“I don’t know what would motivate someone to do that, having been someone who’s never felt the urge to create an act of vandalism of any kind, I can’t speak to what might motivate someone to do that,” said Tim Lilley, Dir. Of Communication for the Evansville Diocese.

Lilley says the same statue was vandalized a year and a half ago. He says the Diocese will repair the statue now as it did then.

Evansville Police are investigating the vandalism. If you have information you’re asked to contact EPD.

(This story was originally published on Aug. 15, 2017)

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