As unlikely as it would might sound, recently, the Queens, New York authorities arrested a 23-year-old individual and charged him with larceny, hate crime, and grand theft after he confessed breaking into several houses of worship and stealing different objects of value in order to exert his revenge on God.
Queens Man Settles Beef with God
Joseph Woznick, a 23-year-old individual, was taken into custody after he admitted stealing objects from different houses of worship. According to Woznick’s affidavit, between March and April 2017, the man stole various objects from four Queens churches. During his police interview, Woznick admitted that, at some point, he stopped believing in God and the church, and that he could not bear to hear about things related to religion.
So, Woznick’s plan of taking revenge on God and religions was to steal as many objects as he could from churches. During Woznick’s two-month heist, money, gadgets, and various religious objects disappeared from the Blessed Virgin Mary Help of Christians Church, the Bangladesh Hindu Mandir Temple, and from Saint Mary’s Romanian Orthodox Church, and the Saint James’ Episcopal Church.
The Church Grand Theft Was Set in Motion
According to the Queens Police Department, Woznick’s first target was the Bangladesh Hindu Mandir Temple. The individual targeted this house of worship on the 21st of March. A police inventory revealed that Woznick emptied at least three donation boxes. Fortunately, he left just enough fingerprints for the authorities to establish his identity.
Woznick’s next target was the St. James’ Episcopal Church, which he targeted at least three times between March and April. According to the investigators, the individual managed to steal three checks, a Canon digital camera, and $1800 from the donation box.
Baffling enough, right after stealing the digital camera from the St. James’ Episcopal Church, Woznick headed to the nearest pawn shop in order to sell it. Before being apprehended, the Queens man attempted to raid the donation box from the Blessed Virgin Mary Help of Christians Church. Unable to open the lock, the man stole a $20 bill from beneath the Virgin Mary’s statue and left. His performance was caught on tape.
Woznick’s last target was the Saint Mary’s Romanian Orthodox Church. According to the authorities, the individual managed to snag a gold-plated plate and the church’s seal.
On Wednesday, Joseph Woznick of Queens, New York was apprehended and charged with grand theft, possessing stolen property, criminal mischief, larceny, hate crime, burglary, and running away from justice.
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