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Ocean County Man Allegedly Drives Into Church, Causes $20,000 In Damage

Daniel Hormann
Daniel Hormann

A 54-year-old Berkeley man was charged with criminal mischief this week after he drove his car into St. Maximilian Kolbe Church and caused an estimated $20,000 in damage, police said.

Daniel Hormann, 54, of Northumberland Drive, Holiday City, also was charged with defacement of private property following the incident, police said.

Hormann attempted to drive his vehicle through four separate entrances and drove over several signs and fences in the process. He attempted to drive through three garage doors at a separate building on the property, police said.

Bail for Hormann was set at $50,000 cash after he was lodge in the Ocean County Jail.  Ptl. David Moody, Ptl. Edward Hendrickson and Sgt. Damon Papa responded to the initial call.  Det. Joe Santoro is conducting the follow up investigation.

Deep Throat February 22, 2014 at 12:24 PM
What people will do to make confession. Must have had a lot on his mind.
WhtgJohn February 22, 2014 at 03:51 PM
If he had a mind, he wouldn't have done it in the first place. His ears must serve as a wind tunnel for the void in his skull that is located between them.
Silver dollar February 22, 2014 at 07:48 PM
Where in Lacey is this church? And do these police officers work in Lacey?
gettin by February 23, 2014 at 08:15 AM
Sadly, no, Silver Dollar...the Patch has now relegated itself to providing news from all over so that people can read it, regardless of whether or not it is pertinent to their particular town, and all this only for the simple reason that your subconscious mind sees all the ads that are on the same pages. The Patch is not a news provider. They are an advertising vehicle that happens to contain a few pieces of news here and there.
MILITANT ANTI-THEIST February 23, 2014 at 08:19 AM
I'm going to say the reason he did this is because one of the clergy had inappropriate perverted contact with him or a family member.
Project Bluebeam February 23, 2014 at 08:47 AM
Sounds like your typical mentally disturbed, hate-filled, atheist with an axe to grind.
MILITANT ANTI-THEIST February 23, 2014 at 09:11 AM
Yeah Bluebeam, not believing in your human made fairy tales makes me mentally disturbed. Hate filled Atheist? Is that what your mentor at the church told you? One day you'll wake up and do some thinking for yourself... You sound like a good Christian, passing judgement and name calling is what Jesus preached, right? You're just another gullible hypocrite within the flock of paying customers at the church.
Stephen February 23, 2014 at 11:41 AM
@MILITANT ANTI-THEIST Absolutely beautiful, just can't be put any better.
JerseyVet February 23, 2014 at 02:12 PM
He should not be allowed to live in Holiday City anymore especially when he's not old enough. Sorry he has no respect. This is a hate crime.

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