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Vandal destroys Rock Island Jesus statue

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By Associated Press

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. -- Rock Island police are investigating after a man destroyed a 100-year-old statue of Jesus outside a Catholic church.

The 6-foot-tall concrete statue was damaged on Easter. A surveillance video shows a man pushing and pulling the 750-pound icon to the ground on Sunday night.

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On Monday, church members were surveying the damage. The statue was lying on the ground, with both arms broken off, a missing shoulder and a crack running the length of its body.

The head of security at Sacred Heart Church tells the Rock Island Argus that the damage is "heartbreaking."

Parishioners plans to raise money to try to replace the statue, which is valued at about $20,000.

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