What Goes Around, Comes Around

What happens when you steal a statue from a church? On Jan. 14, 2023, Carlos Alonso went to Christ the King Parish in downtown Monterrey, Mexico, to rob the church. In the darkness, the 32-year-old jumped over the fence in front of the church entrance, broke a glass door, and entered the church. While trying to flee with a statue of St. Michael the Archangel, he tripped and fell on the angel’s sword, seriously injuring his neck. Some passersby saw the wounded man at the church doors and called for medical help. Monterrey Civil Protection personnel arrived at the scene, cut the padlock on the main gate of the fence, and saved the would-be thief’s life. After stabilizing him, the police took him to a clinic to be treated. Once he is released, he will be taken it jail to await prosecution. The statue of St. Michael the Archangel was unharmed.