Five teenagers face charges for stealing and then destroyed a nativity scene from Shiloh United Methodist Church in Forest. The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office released a photo of the teens posing with the figures. The set had an estimated worth of $2,000 to $2,500. The teenagers face charges of grand larceny, trespass and property damage.
* Meanwhile, someone donated another nativity scene to the church Tuesday night, leaving a note saying they were a concerned citizen who wanted to help the church. The new figures are smaller than the ones that were stolen Sunday, but church members say they greatly appreciate the donation.
12/12/12: A Bedford County teenager has admitted to stealing the baby Jesus from a nativity scene outside of Shiloh United Methodist church. 19-year-old John Killgo told ABC 13 that he and four friends thought it would be funny to steal the figures, and planned to return them after taking a picture for Facebook. But he says the friends panicked and took the figures to a dump. Killgo now faces several criminal charges.