Woman Goes Topless in Church Rampage, Smashes Jesus Statue
A North Dakota woman Brittany Reynolds, 35, was arrested by Fargo Police after destroying a statue of Jesus in a topless rampage at a local church.
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Fargo police were dispatched to the St. Mary’s Cathedral at 619 7th street north in Fargo after they received a report of a topless female damaging church property.
Upon arriving at the Catholic church, Fargo Police Department officers spotted Brittany Reynolds, 35, coming out of the cathedral. “She had no shirt or bra on and was not wearing shoes” (FYI, the high temperature in Fargo that day was 33 degrees). When Brittany saw the officers approaching, she began to run, but the officers were able to catch up and detain her.
When officers questioned her about what happened, they noted she was “unable to answer basic orientation questions and appeared under the influence of narcotics.”
Fargo officers met up with Reverend Riley Durkin, who arrived on the scene and could access the cathedral’s surveillance cameras. The video showed Reynolds enter the church, flip over a potted plant in its planter, and then head to a statue of Jesus that she ripped off the wall and smashed to the ground.
Heedless woman in topless church rampage https://t.co/B69jrWE2hT pic.twitter.com/PKsbHOR8mI
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Monsignor Joseph Goering completed a victim statement and was asked to place a value on the destroyed statue. Goering was not sure but estimated it at $2,000. Officers searched online and saw a similar statue priced at $11,500.
The surveillance video, as well as the crime scene photos, were entered into evidence.
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Reynolds was taken into custody and transported to the Essentia Emergency Room, where she caught another charge for a disturbance with ER personnel.
Reynolds is charged with felony criminal mischief and held in the Cass County jail. She is scheduled for a March 1 preliminary hearing. Reynolds’s rap sheet includes convictions for disorderly conduct; resisting police; drunk driving; assault; shoplifting; and providing false information to law enforcement.
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