Hijacked Jesus statue returned to owner in Kent County

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Jean Mansel is happy an 80-pound statue of Jesus is part of her life again.

Mansel and her husband were devastated after someone swiped the statue from a pedestal in their front yard in Kent County's Oakfield Township. A ransom note was left in their mailbox on Thursday.

At first, it was believed neighbors took the statue because of a dispute over whether Mansel has been picking up after her four wiener dogs.

But it turns out a neighbor didn't make off with the statue.

Mansel tells WZZM-TV that it was taken by relatives but she declined to explain. She'd only say the whole ordeal has now become a family situation.

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