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Thursday, March 21, 2013 11:52 AM
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Police are asking for help in their search for a 5-foot-tall statue of Jesus stolen from a Walton Way church.

A 5-foot-tall statue of Jesus was taken from the Church of the Good Shepherd on Walton Way.  SPECIAL
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A 5-foot-tall statue of Jesus was taken from the Church of the Good Shepherd on Walton Way.

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Officers were notified Tues­day of the theft of the Ri­sen Lord statue from the Church of the Good Shep­herd, 2230 Walton Way.

The Rev. Robert Fain said the church is trying to find humor in the incident by asking church members to post biblical passages on their Facebook pages to describe the situation.

“I think our response is not really shock or anger, but bemusement,” he said.

The statue, which was ripped from an outside wall, is made of fiberglass with a resin coating and is gold with white worn spots on the head and right arm.

There might be damage to the back where the statue was removed.

Fain said he doesn’t want to assume it was stolen just yet. He said it could be
the result of a prank. Re­gard­less, he hopes to see it returned. March 31 is Easter.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Richmond County sheriff’s Investigator Ken­dall Brown at (706)
821-1440 or kbrown@augustaga.gov.

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Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 03/21/13 - 11:12 am
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Such slime

walking among us acting innocent as can be. Imagining their end stirs my pity.

onethickdiva
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onethickdiva 03/21/13 - 11:14 am
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You've got to be kidding!

I cannot believe the existence of some people.

I'm Back Again
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I'm Back Again 03/21/13 - 11:20 am
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It's funny that they gave
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It's funny that they gave such a good description. If I were the investigator I would have said "it's a 5' Jesus statue. If you see someone carrying around a big statue of Jesus, that's probably the one were looking for". Goo times. I hope they can find it soon. I'd hate to have to answer to Jesus one day for stealing himself.

karradur
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karradur 03/21/13 - 11:27 am
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What is the point of this?

What exactly would you do with a five-foot Jesus statue?

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 03/21/13 - 12:07 pm
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Try to sell it on eBay

or, like the memorial statue stolen a couple of years ago, stuff it in a stranger's garage where it won't be noticed for a very long time.

karradur
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karradur 03/21/13 - 02:18 pm
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Why did they add a "before" and "now"?

Is causality a difficult concept?

NrthAugustaSam
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NrthAugustaSam 03/21/13 - 03:40 pm
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Before and Now - LOL

Officer Obie has 27 8x10 colored glossy photographs with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one describing what each one is to be used as evidence....... LOL! Have you found Jesus? If you HAVE Jesus your going to be on the "Group W" bench along with the litterbugs.

fedex227
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fedex227 03/21/13 - 03:43 pm
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What exactly would you do with a five-foot Jesus statue?
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Maybe the thief wanted to start his own church?

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 03/21/13 - 04:26 pm
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Or maybe

the thief wanted to give it to his mother to start her own church.

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Darby 03/21/13 - 05:06 pm
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concercitizen
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concercitizen 03/21/13 - 08:51 pm
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Then there were two little

Then there were two little boys who had been very mischievous, so their mother took them in for a counseling session with the priest. After a few minutes the first little boy emerged from his session, and looked at his brother and said, " Let's get out of here. He asked me if I had found Jesus, and I think he thinks we know where he is."

carcraft
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carcraft 03/22/13 - 08:52 am
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There was a young boy who had

There was a young boy who had been an extreme trouble maker and disruptive in school. He was kicked out of every school he attended. The boy’s father heard that Catholic Schools had a good record of getting kids on track. He took his kid to the Catholic School, enrolled the kid. As the days went by the boys behavior became exemplary. Straight A's, no bad behavior notes sent home. The father was amazed and called his son in. "Son what happened why are you behaving and doing so well" ? The father asked. The boy said, “the Priest called me in the first day to talk to me, I saw that guy up on that cross in the Priest's office and I knew they meant business"!

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 03/22/13 - 09:18 am
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I think they're going about

I think they're going about this the wrong way. Don't ask for the public's help in this. The public are human beings. Why not just ask Jesus himself? Ask the new pope. The pope has a hot line (aka bat phone) to God. God tells the new pope directly where the statue is. Problem solved. As an extra added bonus, the new pope starts out his career with one in the W column.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 03/22/13 - 09:33 am
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Some people can be such

Some people can be such jerks!

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 03/22/13 - 09:37 am
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G A D

Bad joke - it backfired on me!!! :>((

PUPPYMOMMA
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PUPPYMOMMA 03/22/13 - 10:29 am
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If it is the result of a

If it is the result of a prank, the church will soon be getting pictures of the Jesus statue aboard a Carnival cruise or in front of a landmark somewhere-kinda like the Traveling Gnome prank.

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 03/22/13 - 11:07 am
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TW: Why do you think it was

TW: Why do you think it was I joke? Are you saying that you don't believe that the pope has a bat phone to god?

T.More
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T.More 03/22/13 - 12:07 pm
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Bad Joke Because...

This is not a Roman Catholic Church it is an Episcopal Church. In other words nothing to do with a Pope, etc.

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 03/22/13 - 12:36 pm
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T More: The new pope would

T More: The new pope would be so petty as to only help Catholics? I guess I'm more willing to see the good in him. The ones who lost the Jesus statue are fellow Christians after all. SMH. SMH.

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Gage Creed 03/22/13 - 03:49 pm
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It is better for people to

It is better for people to wonder why you didn't speak rather than to wonder why you did.

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 03/23/13 - 07:57 pm
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@ ICL

You're absolutely right, and I'm not thinking about the losers who stole the statue.

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