MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Lakeville man has been charged with criminal damage to property after police say he poured urine onto an altar.
According to the criminal complaint, Steven Richard Fay, 34, entered a church service on the 1900 block of Holyoke Avenue in Lakeville around 5 p.m. Saturday.
According to a witness, Fay approached the altar of the church, faced the parishioners and opened a jar of “yellow-colored liquid believed to be urine.”
Fay allegedly then poured the liquid onto the altar, including over the altar linen and the Book of Gospels. As Fay attempted to leave the church, he was confronted by an off-duty police officer.
While other parishioners stepped in to assist in restraining Fay, they said he was shouting, “I hate Christians.”
The estimated total in damages, caused by the liquid, is $550.