- Associated Press - Thursday, October 16, 2014

DUCHESNE, Utah (AP) - Authorities in eastern Utah are looking for whoever vandalized a Mormon meetinghouse and spray-painted an anarchy symbol over a portrait of Jesus Christ.

The Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office says at least two people entered the building in Duchesne between late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. Sheriff’s Lt. Travis Tucker says the vandals apparently came in through an open side door, then kicked in several interior doors to get into offices.

Tucker says the suspects likely did thousands of dollars in damage by painting swear words on walls in red paint and tagging the portrait of Jesus.

Tucker says the incident appears to be a crime of opportunity, and federal agents haven’t been called to investigate it as a hate crime.


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