Hallelujah: Cops Arrest Virginia Woman, 25, For Stealing Baby Jesus From Nativity Scene
Police this morning arrested a 25-year-old Virginia woman for the theft last week of Baby Jesus.
Amanda Crelia was charged with grand larceny for allegedly swiping the figure, which was part of a nativity scene at the Central Park shopping center in Fredericksburg. Aided by Crelia, detectives recovered Baby Jesus from the home of her father.
Crelia, pictured in the mug shot at right, is appearing today before a magistrate judge. Cops say she posted a photo of the stolen statue to her Facebook page (which was spotted by a witness who contacted police). Since the concrete-filled Baby Jesus in his manger, seen here, weighs 80 pounds, investigators suspect that Crelia had help with the heist.
Before Crelia’s bust, the Fredericksburg Police Department released a photo showing the crèche with Baby Jesus in place, as well as a post-theft image showing an indentation where the young Savior had been.