HAYWARD (CBS SF) — Evil got the best of a thief who made off with an East Bay church’s artificial turf.
Pastor Raoul Robles got a big surprise when he walked into the parking lot of the Bay Hills Community Church in Hayward to find that 600-pounds of artificial turf had been stolen.READ MORE: 2 Men Suspected Of Setting Massive Caldor Fire Under Arrest
“I go, ‘something’s different.’ And I walk over here, and the grass is gone,” Robles told KPIX 5.
The church installed the astro turf about a year ago to deal with the drought after church members Cloyd and Kathy Ridenour donated the lawn.READ MORE: Scott Peterson Resentenced To Life Without Parole; Laci's Mom: 'You Will Always Be Their Murderer'
“This was the best thing we could do for the church,” Kathy Ridenour said.
The astro turf is estimated to have cost around $5,000. Nobody witnessed the crime.MORE NEWS: UPDATE: Parents Who Sent Child With COVID to Corte Madera School Could Face Criminal Charges