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Vandals target Tucson Baptist Church in overnight break-in

TUCSON – From human defecation to trashed classrooms, Tucson Baptist Church is recovering from a vandalism act that occurred Thursday night.

Vandals target Tucson Baptist Church in overnight break-in

BREAKING: Officials say one suspect defecated on one of the school walls at Tucson Baptist Church.

Posted by News 4 Tucson – KVOA on Friday, November 2, 2018

According to Tucson Police Department, the church located near the intersection of Columbus Boulevard and 22nd Street was broken into Thursday evening. Police say six offices and four classrooms were trashed, including human defecation being left on one of the school walls.

Tucson Baptist Church Pastor Brent Armstrong got a call around 6:30 a.m. Friday. No one was on campus at the time of the break-in.

This is not an isolated incident here at the church. According to Armstrong, this is the fourth time in the past four to five months someone has broken in.

“Maybe because we’re a church people see us as an easy target,” the pastor said. “The fact is as a church we’re here to help those in the community, we love the community, we love serving the community.”

Authorities said one of the suspects left blood at the scene. TPD is analyzing the evidence collected at the scene.

Anyone with information is advised to call 88-CRIME.


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