Statue Vandalized

5B Standalone PicA statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary at an Ozone Park church was vandalized earlier this week. According to the NYPD, the statue was discovered beheaded outside of St. Mary Gate of Heaven Parish, just off of 101st Avenue in Ozone Park, at around 10:30 a.m. Monday. Police said the head was knocked off the statue, located in front of the church, and taken from the scene. The head is still missing and was not found at the scene after police arrived. Photo by Ira Cohen