Caught: Southwest Atlanta Baptist church vandalized

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Police arrest suspect in Atlanta church vandalism case

Officers arrested and charged 60-year-old James McIntyre with vandalism to a place of worship after they say he spray painted vulgar language on a southwest Atlanta church.

Police said they caught a suspect responsible for vandalizing a southwest Atlanta church with vulgar language.

James McIntyre, 60, was caught on surveillance tagging Providence Missionary Baptist Church on Benjamin E. Mays Drive with obscenities, according to police. They said they also discovered he had been removed from the house of worship for trespassing just a week prior.

During the investigation, officials said they found the man sitting across from the scene of the crime.

James McIntyre (Credit: Atlanta Police Department)

He was arrested without incident, and charged with vandalism to a place of worship.