Topless woman charged with vandalizing Fargo Catholic church

January 25, 2023

FARGO (KFGO) – A woman is in the Cass County Jail, accused of breaking into St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fargo while topless and destroying a statue of Jesus.

Thirty five year-old Brittany Marie Reynolds is charged with felony criminal mischief.

Officers responded to the break-in. According to court documents, police saw Reynolds running away from the church, shirtless, braless and without shoes.

Police said church cameras show Reynolds flipping a potted plant over before ripping down the Jesus statue and smashing it on the wall. They said she may have been under the influence of drugs.

Church officials are estimating the cost of the statue, based on an online search of similar items, at more than $11,000.