Friday, August 10, 2018

Joshua Cisero Charged With Damage To Religious Property After Destroying Our Lady Of Guadalupe At St. Adalbert Church

Cisero charged with criminal damage to religious property after destroying Our Lady of Guadalupe shrine statue at St. Adalbert Catholic church in Milwaukee's Southside.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

August 10, 2018

Milwaukee, WI - On Friday, Joshua Cisero, 20, was charged with one felony count for damage to religious property, an act of vandalism on August 6th, which he destroyed Our Lady of Guadalupe shrine outdoor statue at St. Adalbert Catholic church. If convicted, Cisero is facing up to 3 years and six months in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.
A $1,000 signature bond was set for Cisero and he was scheduled to appear for a preliminary court hearing on August 21.
The fiberglass statue destroyed by Cisero was estimated at $1,000, according to the St. Adalbert parish.
Cisero was taken into custody on Monday night by police after deliberately destroying the outdoor shrine of the Virgen de Guadalupe (Our Lady of Guadalupe) with a metal fence post at the West side of the St. Adalbert Catholic Church at 2100 block of S. 20th Street in Milwaukee. Cisero was video recorded before 8:53 p.m. on August 6th by Ernesto Nava, who is known as the barefoot runner and the video was posted on his Facebook account Pies Descalsos Ernesto Nava.
Cisero was confronted by nearby residents who kept him from fleeing the crime scene and when asked why did he vandalized the statue, he said that the Lady of Guadalupe was a fake and that God was with him who was jealous of people worshipping fake statues.

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