Vandal urinates on church statues, smashes them in possible hate crime

A vandal urinated on two religious statues outside a Brooklyn church before smashing them on the ground in an incident police are investigating as a possible hate crime, authorities said Monday.

Video released by police shows the man with his hands near near his pants standing by the relics shortly before 4 a.m. Sunday in front of Our Lady of Consolation Roman Catholic Church on Metropolitan Avenue in Wiliamsburg.

The footage again shows the man with his hands near his waistband, when he suddenly pushes one angel statue to the ground — partially smashing it — and then does the same to another.

He then calmly walks away, heading south on Metropolitan Avenue, police said.

Cops described the brute as being approximately 30 years old, 6 feet tall and 190 pounds.

The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the incident.

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