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Police release video of suspects accused of vandalizing Mission San Juan Church

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UPDATE: San Antonio Police have released video of the suspects accused of vandalizing Mission San Juan Church overnight.

Police are asking the public for help with efforts to identify the suspects. Police say they may have left the scene in a 2 or 4 door white vehicle. If you have any information, please immediately contact SAPD's South Property Crimes Unit at 210-207-8191.

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Vandals target San Antonio missions with 'I don't care do you' message

Crews will have to clean up the mess left behind after vandals spray painted the phrase, "I don't care, do you" on a wooden gate outside Mission San Jose.

The graffiti was discovered early Friday morning. A few miles away, similar graffiti was found on the walls of Mission San Juan.

“To see this on our missions it is unbelievable," said Diana Aguirre Martinez, the director of development with the Archdiocese of San Antonio.

"Graffiti on a mission well that's sad," said Susan Skoglund, who is visiting San Antonio from Iowa.

“II think it's appalling,” said Jay Skoglund, who was visiting Mission San Juan on Friday. “It's not a place to make a political statement."

The phrase appears to be a reaction to the ongoing situation regarding families being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.

On Thursday, media reported on the jacket worn by First Lady Melania Trump, a green trench coat with the phrase, "I really don't care, do u?"

"To see anybody doing any kind of graffiti on them I think it's just ridiculous,” said Jay Skoglund.

"I just cannot believe somebody would even do that and it hurts me to the core,” said Martinez.

The Archdiocese of San Antonio says the missions have been targeted by vandalism before, but nothing to this extent

“Please don't do it again, ever,” said Martinez. “It's too pretty. It hurts. It hurts a lot."


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