Because no one is content with just leaving people the hell alone to celebrate what they believe in, police in Yonkers are investigating the vandalization of eight different nativity scenes. "It's not about the statute, it's about what it means for you. It hurts," Victoria Beldran told CBS. Beldran's nativity scene was damaged over the weekend, and vandals appear to have hit six homes and two churches. "We believe an attack on one religion is an attack on all and it violates our basic freedoms," Police Commissioner Edmund Hartnett said.
Authorities say that once the vandals are caught, the acts will be "prosecuted as a hate crime and could be a felony." Although several statutes were stolen, police found one porcelain icon of Mary, mother of Jesus, "in a dumpster—not broken." Detective Captain Robert Itzla has a theory as to why the statute wasn't damaged: “I don’t want to read too much into that, but it is the holiday season and miracles do happen."