Monday, October 20, 2008
Vandals used red and gold spray paint to deface Cohocton’s First Presbyterian Church on Maple Avenue by writing “Fuck God”.
They smashed a large pumpkin in the road nearby and broke an American flag off the front of the building. They set fire to the flag and two piles of leaves in front of a home at 12 Church St., two houses down from the church.
Large black patches of charred grass are all that remain at the end of the yard where it meets the street. The burned flag was thrown beside the church’s entrance.
The church did not sustain any fire damage.