A statue of the Virgin Mary did not provide divine intervention for a pair of thieves who nabbed the figure from a yard and crashed their car during the getaway.
UPI.com reports that over Memorial Day weekend, a Johnson, R.I., man spotted another man grabbing the Mary statue from his front yard, stuffing it into a maroon 1990 Toyota and speeding off. A few minutes later, police received reports that the Toyota had crashed into a nearby factory building.
Police found Mary unharmed in the front seat of the car, but the alleged thieves weren’t so lucky. Maria Rosa, 51, a passenger in the Toyota, suffered minor injuries in the crash and was found standing outside the car. The man who allegedly grabbed the statue fled the scene. Rosa was charged with receiving stolen goods, speeding and leaving the lane of travel.
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