Police release video of possible Ten Commandments vandals

WASHINGTON – D.C. police are trying to identify the two men believed to have toppled a stone tablet of the Ten Commandments on private property behind the U.S. Supreme Court.

Police released a video Wednesday showing two men walking in several surveillance camera shots. Police are asking for the public’s help to identify and locate the vandals.

One of the vandals is described as a white man, wearing a blue shirt and light colored pants, possibly blue. The second vandal is described as a white man wearing a red shirt and dark pants.

Police say the men damaged the monument in the yard of a residence in the 100 block of 2nd Street NE about 3 a.m. Sept. 21.

Faith in Action, a Christian outreach ministry, has said that the 3-foot by 3-foot granite monument has sat outside its offices on 2nd Street since 2006, angled so the Supreme Court justices could see it.

The ministry learned of the damage late Sept. 21. The vandals had pushed over the 850-pound tablet and bent a steel rod that holds it in place. They also added a “For Rent” sign in the yard.

Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099 or to send a text message to 50411.

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