VIDEO: Man Topples, Throws Virgin Mary Statue Outside Coney Island Church

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September 16, 2020 - 8:56 am
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – A man was captured on video toppling and then throwing a Virgin Mary statue outside a Brooklyn church last week, police said.

Surveillance video from the Shrine Church of Our Lady of Solace on W. 17 Street in Coney Island shows the man destroying the statue in broad daylight last Friday.

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Video shows the man knocking down the statue around 11:40 a.m. before throwing it onto the sidewalk.

The NYPD released surveillance video of the suspect on Wednesday. They said he ran westbound down Mermaid Avenue after damaging the statue.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.