South Korean man charged with damaging Detroit-area church

ROYAL OAK, Mich. – A South Korean man is facing charges after officers allegedly found him ransacking a Detroit-area church last week.

Authorities say officers were called to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Royal Oak last Tuesday night to investigate a report that a suspicious person was inside the church building.

WDIV-TV reports that when officers arrived, they discovered a 30-year-old South Korean man throwing things around inside the church before he began dragging a damaged religious statue out of the church.

The man has been been arraigned on one count each of breaking and entering, and malicious destruction of property over $1,000.