- Associated Press - Monday, October 6, 2014

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) - Edmond churchgoers are celebrating the return of a Jesus statue that was pried off of a wooden cross in a Catholic church prayer garden.

City police tell KWTV-TV (https://bit.ly/1EjM8Vs ) the statue was dropped off on Saturday night by two unnamed college students. It was stolen from St. John the Baptist Catholic Church early Tuesday morning. Church surveillance video showed five young men getting out of two vehicles and removing the stone sculpture from the cross.

The Rev. Ray Ackerman says the statue needs to be re-nailed to the display and that the church might “super glue the bolts this time.”

He says the statue will be returned to the garden later this week.

Ackerman says the church will not press charges against the thieves but their college could discipline them.


Information from: KWTV-TV, https://www.news9.com/

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