Thursday, October 7, 2010

Woman Attacks Disputed Artwork

Colorado: A woman armed with a crowbar entered the Loveland Museum/Gallery on Wednesday afternoon and destroyed a controversial exhibit that some said shows Jesus Christ engaged in a sex act.

The suspect was identified by police as 56-year-old Kathleen Folden of Kalispell, Mont. She is in custody on a charge of criminal mischief, a Class 4 felony with a fine of up to $2,000. Police said the woman entered the museum about 4 p.m. and stood in front of the exhibit. Using a crowbar or similar tool, she broke the plexiglass protecting the image and tore up the artwork.

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Art dealer Mark Michaels told Denver's 9News that he saw the woman, screaming "How can you desecrate my Lord?" as she broke into the case.