It never ceases to amaze me how idiotic some kids can be. Rev. Bernard Fraser of Taylor, Michigan woke up around 3 a.m. Tuesday and spotted three teens through a rectory window who were in the middle of vandalizing St. Cyril of Jerusalem Catholic Church.
The church, at 6442 Pelham Road near I-94, was broken into early Tuesday by vandals who broke three life-sized statues of Jesus and the church’s patron saint, the Blessed Virgin Mary, worth about $10,000 each. They smashed stained-glass windows, toppled the crucifix, sprayed fire extinguishers over the organ and stole musical instruments.
At Taylor Catholic School, windows and desks were damaged, nearly a dozen smaller statues of Mary were broken or used to knock locks off doors, and computers and a camera were stolen. At the gymnasium, equipment was stolen, and food and pop were used in an attempt to destroy the wood floor, said Taylor Police Detective Aaron Shrewsbury.
Matthew Gerick, 17, Adam Byron, 17, and Vincent Lee Watkins, 19, are charged with nine felony counts, including first-degree home invasion, breaking and entering, malicious destruction of property worth more than $20,000 and larceny of property worth about $50,000. The most serious charge carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
As if that wasn’t enough, one of the three teens confessed to having urinated in the baptismal font. This is what I think of when people use the word “anti-religious” to describe someone, but as it turns out that’s not the motivation behind this idiocy:
Shrewsbury said the suspects confessed. “They said they were bored and wanted to have some fun,” he said.
They did all this because they were bored?!? How big of an asshole do you have to be to cause $200,000 worth of damage to someone else’s property, Church or otherwise, just because you’re friggin’ bored?!? What the fuck is wrong with these people that they can’t find a better way to pass the time than to cause misery and loss to others who have done nothing to wrong them?? For that matter, how friggin’ stupid do you have to be to choose a Church across the street from your house?!? Hopefully these morons will spend some time in jail where I’m sure they’ll find plenty to keep them from getting bored.