HAVERHILL, Mass. — Police in Haverhill, Massachusetts, are asking the public to help solve a bizarre theft.
Authorities say a priest at Sacred Hearts Church, north of Boston, called them Christmas morning to report that someone had stolen a baby Jesus from a nativity scene and replaced it with a real pig’s head.
The pig’s head was seen wrapped in plastic in the center of the manger, surrounded by Mary, Joseph and lamb figurines.
By 9 a.m. Friday, we learned that a woman has reportedly replaced the missing statue with a new one
Sacred Hearts Parish was founded in 1908 and serves 3,000 families of the Merrimack Valley.
Police are asking for the public’s help and plan a news conference Friday morning.