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Police Collar Crucifix Crook

Florida burglar used cross to pry open church poor boxes


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Cops Collar Crucifix Crook

JULY 20--A burglar who allegedly used a crucifix to break into a donation box at a Catholic church was charged today in connection with the heist last month.

George Horn, 48, allegedly broke a window to gain access to St. John's Catholic Church on June 26. While inside, he took a crucifix from the altar and used it as a "pry bar" to open the donation box under a stand filled with devotional candles.

As seen here, Horn--crucifix in hand--was caught on video by a church surveillance camera. Along with rifling the candle box, Horn also broke into two church poor boxes, according to a Fort Lauderdale Police Department report. He was charged after police completed a probe that included the recovery of DNA evidence from the crime scene, which included a large amount of blood left behind by the burglar.

Horn, pictured in the above mug, is being held in the Broward County jail on the felony count. (4 pages)

Comments (2)

He will burn for this!
Not being a religious person, but could you get any lower than that?