Williamsburg

Two religious statues smashed by pissed off man

December 3, 2018 By Christina Carrega Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Andrew Oshevsky is accused of breaking this statue and one other after urinating on the angels outside a Williamsburg church. Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Police are looking for a man who was caught on video urinating on a pair of religious angel statues before knocking them over, causing the faces to break.

Early Sunday morning in front of Our Lady of Consolation Roman Catholic Church, a man unbuckled his trousers while gazing up at one of the angel statues. He then relieved himself on the pillar, police said.

Video footage shows the man shoving one statue to the ground, causing the face to smash on the concrete, before turning to pull the other statue off its pedestal.

The man was seen on the Williamsburg church’s surveillance video casually walking away on Metropolitan Avenue while looking back at the untouched, larger religious monument between the two he had destroyed.

NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force is investigating the seemingly unprovoked incident.

The suspect is described as a male white, approximately 30 years old, 6 feet tall,190 pounds, with a light complexion and straight, short brown hair. He was last seen wearing a dark colored pea coat, beige slacks and Vans brand sneakers.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

 

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.