ANTIOCH (CBS SF/AP) — Volunteers painted a mural on the boarded up doors of Antioch’s Cornerstone Christian Center Monday, hours after an early morning vandal smashed windows at the place of worship.
Antioch police said surveillance video caught images of the vandal at around 4 a.m. They have not released a description of the suspect.READ MORE: San Jose Launches 'SJ Aspires' College Tuition Assistance Program For 700 Students
Steve Miner, the senior pastor, said that in all 36 windows and doors were damaged.
“Looks like a single person came in. We have river rock as decoration all around the campus and he just picked up rocks and went to town,” Minor said.
Surveillance video showed a man with a backpack tossing rocks into the tall glass windows, smashing holes in them.READ MORE: COVID Reopening: 2021 Alameda County Fair To Proceed In October
The property has a church for 200 people and a school with 400 students.
“I drove in immediately thinking we had a couple of broken windows. Well turns out the storefront, really of the high school and church building, were all busted out,” Minor said.
“I don’t think the guy was targeting us. It just seemed like an individual who was out of his mind a little bit,” Miner said. “Everybody pulled together and we came together. We got this swept up before most the kids got to school.”
“It’s unfortunate,” Miner said. “We just had Palm Sunday. We’ve got Easter coming up this Sunday.”MORE NEWS: Vallejo Emerging As One of the Hottest Real Estate Markets in Nation During Pandemic
However, Miner said an outdoor Easter service already planned will go on.