Church thief sent packing empty-handed by falling saint statue
The Local · 21 Nov 2010, 13:35
Published: 21 Nov 2010 13:35 GMT+01:00
The man suffered a nasty cut to the head and fled the St Benno Church without the donation box, said Ludwig Sperrer, the church's priest.
He said it seemed that the near-life-size statue of Saint Antonius had fallen from its wooden plinth as the would-be thief was trying to break open the donation box which was situated in the same wooden structure.
“He obviously did not want to let it go,” said Sperrer with a grin.
But the thief was obviously not convinced to change his ways by the falling saint – he went to a nearby house to ask for help with his bleeding head and his lady accomplice stole a wallet left lying on a counter.