Chicago police seek help in finding burglar who hit the priest

Chicago police are looking for the burglar who broke into a church Friday and hit a priest in the face.

(The Chicago Police Deparmtment)

Chicago police are asking for help in identifying the thug who just made a priest in the face during a church break-in.

Father Matthew Compton suffered face cuts as St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church on the West Side, was burglarized Friday.

Police on Monday released surveillance video shows Compton to try to stop the burglar from leaving the church, WBBM-TV reported.

“I asked:” who are you and what are you doing here,’ and he struck me in the side of the head,” said the priest.

The station reported that the punch was not caught on video.

Image from surveillance images show the man on the run after burglarizing a church.

(Chicago Police Department)

The burglar took Compton’s wallet, credit cards were used within an hour of the crime, to the station.

Compton said he bears no grudge against the man who hit him.

“Despite this, I forgive him,” he said. “He will hopefully be a long life for him and will use it for the good. He is a son of God, and God wants the good for him, I hope he realizes that.”


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