Man knocks over and urinates on religious statues in Brooklyn

ByNaveen Dhaliwal, Eyewitness News WABC logo
Monday, December 10, 2018
Man knocks over and urinates on religious statues in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Naveen Dhaliwal has the latest on church vandalized in Williamsburg.

WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Police searching for the vandal who desecrated and damaged religious statues in Brooklyn.

Authorities say similar incidents have happened six times the past eight years at Our Lady of Consolation Roman Catholic Church in Williamsburg.

Parishioners and residents in the area are very upset.

Police recently released surveillance video of the suspect, taken at 4 a.m. Sunday.

Detectives say the man initially urinated on two religious angel statues and then pushed the statues to the ground, causing damage, before he casually took off.

In the previous incidents from a few years ago, nearly the same thing happened. An angel was knocked over twice in 2016 and again in 2013.

UPDATE: Police have arrested 28-year-old Andrew Oshesky in connection with this incident. He is charged with two counts of criminal mischief as a hate crime, two counts of criminal mischief: property damage, aggravated harassment and urinating in public.


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