Police seek leads in hate crime at Maywood Catholic Church
The vandals broke into the Santa Rosa de Lima Church, where they defecated in an auditorium, scrawled "666" in the kitchen and stuck a knife in a painting of the Virgin Mary, the Maywood-Cudahy Police Department said.
"The vandalism was of a heinous nature, and in fact, consistent with a hate crime," the department said in a news release.
The church is in the 4400 block of West 60th Street. No other details were available.
Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (323) 562-5005.
-- Robert J. Lopez
Photo: Vandalized painting of the Virgin Mary. Credit: Maywood-Cudahy Police Department