Vandals Deface Statue at St. Francis County Church

NOVEMBER 30, 2005 - Posted at 8:03 a.m. CST

FORREST CITY, AR - In Forrest City, a statue of Saint Francis of Assisi, which has been at the Saint Francis Catholic Church for nearly 30 years, was found vandalized.

The head of the statue was missing and some fingers were off its left hand.  Police reported at least 17 cases of vandalism during the weekend, mainly broken vehicle windows.  Officers did not know if the vehicle and statue incidents were related.

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