Chris Papadimitropoulos facing hate crime charges in Bay Ridge religious vandalism spree

Police say they have caught the man who went on a vandalism spree targeting churches and a Jewish center in Bay Ridge. According to investigators,

The 55-year-old allegedly used red spray paint to deface five religious and two residential locations.

The 55-year-old allegedly used red spray paint to deface five religious and two residential locations. (7/31/13)

BROOKLYN - Police say they have caught the man who went on a vandalism spree targeting churches and a Jewish center in Bay Ridge.

According to investigators, 55-year-old Chris Papadimitropoulos, of Brooklyn, was arrested on several charges, including six felony counts of criminal mischief as a hate crime.

Papadimitropoulos allegedly used red spray paint to deface statues, walkways and mailboxes at five religious sites and two residential locations.

The vandalized locations include St. Anselm Roman Catholic Church, Union Church of Bay Ridge, Bay Ridge Jewish Center, Bay Ridge Preparatory School, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church and St. Mary's Antiochian Orthodox Church. 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The victims, both males, are 15 and 18 1 The Buzz: East 55th Street shooting
Animal rights activists continued to protest outside the 2 Protesters gather outside Ringling Bros. Circus
The We Are the Resistance fundraiser allowed artists 3 Fundraiser highlights works of female 'resistance' artists
4 Brooklyn Sportscast, Feb. 24
VIDEO: News conference on Chatham helicopter crash 5 VIDEO: News conference on Chatham helicopter crash

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Authorities say the sites were targeted Monday night. Man in custody linked to Bay Ridge vandalism

Police have taken a man into custody in connection to a Bay Ridge vandalism spree

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE