Breaking News: Angel Moroni Stolen From The Salt Lake City, Utah Mormon Temple

Salt Lake City, Utah – Just before sunset last night, a large drone removed the golden Angel Moroni from the top of the Salt Lake City Mormon Temple.

Witnesses claim that the drone used a green laser to cut and remove the statue from the top of the building. Some sort of suction cup was deployed and used to carry the heavy gold plated Moroni off into the sunset.

Apparently after the heist, the drone made a rapid descent and touched down near Magna, Utah.

The LDS Church commented “We have dealt with this sort of thing in the past. Many people have tried to steal the angel. But have never been successful. We will find these evildoers and bring them to justice.”

We will bring you more as the story develops.

 

Breaking News: Stolen Angel Moroni Statue Recovered

Magna, Utah – The Angel Moroni statue stolen from the Salt Lake City LDS temple has been recovered.

The statue was removed from the Utah temple just before dusk last night. A heavily modified drone with laser cutting abilities was used to remove Moroni from the top of the building.

The golden angel was found in the garage of Magna resident Russell Jackson.

Jackson, 45, a local meth addict, has an extensive criminal record. Jackson’s criminal history includes “Theft, public lewdness, domestic violence and assault.” He also has a history of fighting with police officers.

He was arrested today at his Magna home. Jackson has been charged with grand theft, destruction of private property and criminal mischief. He also admitted to stealing items from a local Walmart located in West Valley City, Utah to commit the crime. Items included a drone, a plunger, wire, a laser pointer and miscellaneous tools. He now faces additional charges for shoplifting, modifying a cat toy laser pointing device and using a drone that has not been registered with the FAA.

The Brine Shrimp had a chance to do a brief interview with Jackson.

When we asked “What motivated you to take the statue?”Jackson replied “I needed money for meth, PBR, a mullet haircut and a good ol’ fashion Magna swing party!”

“The statue has some extensive damage but can be repaired.” Said, LDS Church Spokesman – Nephi Hyrum Smith

Jackson removed a good size chunk of the statue and whittled himself some golden teeth. Jackson planned on melting the statue down and making bikes for his small home-based business. Jackson’s business “Tricked Out Tweak Bikes'” Is quite popular with the local Magna meth community.

“I hope the Mormons will forgive me. Us, Tweakers are a lot like Mormons. We both like to ride bikes and go on missions.” Said, Jackson

He was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail and bail was set at 100,000,000 dollars.

Magna Juggalos have setup a go fund me page and plans on having a fundraiser with an ICP cover band to raise the bail money.

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Breaking News!: Angel Moroni Stolen From The Salt Lake City, Utah Mormon Temple

Salt Lake City, Utah – Around sunset last night a large drone removed the golden Angel Moroni from the top of the Salt Lake City Mormon Temple. Witnesses claim that the drone used a green laser to cut and remove the statue from the top of the building. Some sort of suction cup was deployed and used to carry the heavy gold plated Moroni off into the sunset. Apparently after the heist, the drone made a rapid descent and touched down in Magna, Utah.

The LDS Church commented “We have dealt with this sort of thing in the past. Many people have tried to steal the angel. But have never been successful. We will find these evildoers and bring them to justice.”

We will bring you more as the story develops.