Priests wake up to sounds of burglar inside southwest Houston church

Priests wake up to sounds of burglar inside southwest Houston church

Credit: KHOU

One of the priests at St. Mary’s Knanaya Catholic Church on W. Fuqua said the break-in happened in the early-morning hours.

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on March 21, 2014 at 11:53 AM

HOUSTON -- A group of priests sleeping inside a southwest Houston church woke up as a man broke into their building early Friday.

One of the priests at St. Mary’s Knanaya Catholic Church on W. Fuqua said the break-in happened in the early-morning hours.

They turned on a TV with a security camera to see what was going on.

“We had a prayer meeting yesterday evening, and then we went to bed about 11 o’clock,” he said. “Then this morning around 2:13 we heard somebody hitting the door. We woke up, and we noticed on the TV – somebody was in front of my office room. Then I called the police, and he ran away.”

Police said an HDTV was taken from the church’s front lobby.

An investigation is underway.

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