Drunken Sandusky man damages church nativity scene

Police arrested a drunken Sandusky man who passed out in a Columbus Avenue church Sunday night after allegedly defiling, among other things, a nativity scene and small statue of Mother Mary.
Emil Whitis
Dec 4, 2012

 

Zachary Rowe, 23, was charged with disorderly conduct intoxicated, resisting arrest, criminal trespass, making false alarms and criminal damaging.

Rowe spewed obscenities at officers as they peeled him off the St. Peter and Paul Church floor, a Sandusky police report said. During the incident he banged his head on a table, so paramedics took him to Firelands Regional Medical Center, according to a report.

He was treated and released. A church member blamed the whole thing on the “ladies of the church,” saying they neglected to lock the door.

Rowe was being held on $8,980 bond late Monday.

Comments

Bluto

Everyone worships in their own way . ; ooo Merry Xmas !!!!

UgtaBkdnMe

So the "ladies of the church" are at fault. Gee, I would have thought it was Mr. Rowe's fault.

Kelly

Yeah, I thought that was an odd accusation.

verdict

@Kelly I do not think so. I think the nuns take on those tasks. If it is the wording that struck you, I refer you to my reply @UgtaBkdnMe (below).

EDIT: I am not saying the nuns are responsible for what Rowe did..just that it isn't exactly "odd" for someone to take issue with a failure to follow door-locking procedure.

verdict

@UgtaBkdnMe
I think I see what you are implying..tho, I cannot see where you make the connection. "Ladies of the Church" sounds more respectful than the "Nuns of the Church." Wouldn't you agree?
Same goes to Mr. Emil Whitis (the article writer who, for some reason, felt the need to put it in quotation marks).
Hell, in a number of places in our world, Lady is what the Princess is called. Lady Diana, wasn't it?

Bear in mind that I am no church goer and I would not be in the Catholic Denomination even if I were a church goer. I still felt the need to address what appears to be ignorance.

SHSSWAN24

I moved out of town a year ago and my husband wonders why i still read the paper from home.... it's amusing that every week some loser i went to school with is in the paper. I swear every week it's either murder, assault, robbery etc....pretty sad really.

wiredmama222

try being patient when you post. It takes awhile for the save button to accept your "offering". Hitting it again only makes you post two or three times, not that your posting isn't true. We came back here after being away awhile only to find out how different the area had become.

It's like the "wild west" is here too, and we thought we were leaving it behind. LOL No such luck. It is alive and well and living right here in Sandusky of late. Its just as ugly as ever.

SHSSWAN24

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Unassumer

Was he stuck to the floor?

rjk1915

I used to be proud to be from Sandusky. Now I'm ashamed.

Cowboy

Yeah he banged his head on the table.......

Contango

From the article: "During the incident he banged his head on a table, "

Wonder if while resisting arrest that he had any help with the "accident"?

SR needs to start a "Loser of Week" poll.

DBDBDB

Unlike the church member who blamed the whole thing on the “ladies of the church,” saying they neglected to lock the door, I would say the blame lies squarely on Mr. Rowe.

dorothy gale

I completely agree.