Painting of Elijah heavily Damaged with Axe in Krzeszowice

Country: Poland

Date of incident: October 14, 2023

On October 14 the Police Station in Krzeszowice was notified about damage to a chapel located in the Krzeszowice commune. A vandal used an axe to damage a historic painting depicting Elijah the Prophet of Carmel. The vandal then left the area on bike. The police caught the 35-year-old on his bike with the axe that he used to destroy the religious painting. He was arrested and taken into custody.

The day after his arrest, the police took the suspect to Kraków-Krowodrza District Prosecutor's Office, where he was charged with damaging a monument and publicly insulting an object of religious worship, to which he admitted.


Picture: KPP Kraków