Police: Woman Arrested for Vandalizing St. Patrick's Cathedral on New Year's Day

Police: Woman Arrested for Vandalizing St. Patrick's Cathedral on New Year's Day


A woman was taken into custody this week for allegedly spraypainting graffiti on St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City on New Year’s Day.

According to authorities, “Chriselle Vega, 20, was arrested Tuesday night for marring the facade of the landmark church with the letters ‘ACAB’ — which stands for ‘All Cops Are Bastards,’ only hours into the new year,” the New York Post reported.

Investigators reviewed video reportedly showing Vega wearing a pink cape as she sprayed the letters on the cathedral. Police sources said she also confronted officers at the scene, who at the time were unaware of her alleged actions, the article continued.

“Police recognized her during a protest at Washington Square Park around 10:50 p.m. Tuesday, according to the sources. Vega, of the Bronx, admitted to the act, the sources said. She was charged with making graffiti,” the report said.

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