SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — For the fourth time, Saint Junipero Serra statutes on California’s Central Coast have been vandalized.
KSBW-TV reports that school children arrived at the Santa Cruz mission Monday morning to find red paint splattered across the door and graffiti accusing St. Serra of genocide.READ MORE: Sunday's Show Info (1/23/22)
Vandals have targeted St. Serra since his September canonization.READ MORE: Gould's FG On Final Play Gives 49ers 13-10 Upset Of Packers
A statute in the city of Carmel and one at the Carmel mission were vandalized and a statute at the lower Presidio was decapitated.
Monterey Police Sgt. Ron Blair says officers are not sure if the three Monterey Peninsula incidents are connected.MORE NEWS: Turlock Man Allegedly Stabs Officer With Concealed Weapon During Pursuit
Santa Cruz police say they have no suspects at this time.