Window smashed out of Montgomery’s Salvation Army building

Vandal smashes window at Montgomery's Salvation Army

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Montgomery Police Department is investigating after an unknown person threw something, most likely a rock, through a plate glass window at the Salvation Army building early Wednesday morning.

Police responded to the scene at 900 Maxwell Boulevard around 6 a.m. where they found the large glass window shattered.

Surveillance video from inside the facility shows a shadowy figure moving around outside the building before hurling something toward the window. As the glass shatters, the figure runs away.

A person can be seen in surveillance video throwing an object through the plate glass window at the front of the Montgomery Salvation Army location early Wednesday morning.
A person can be seen in surveillance video throwing an object through the plate glass window at the front of the Montgomery Salvation Army location early Wednesday morning. (Source: Salvation Army)

“Whenever you’re trying to help people, everyone doesn’t receive help the way they might want it,” said Bryan Farrington with the Salvation Army. “sometimes people get offended. We’ve been doing all we can to ramp up some of our programs. With that comes change and everybody doesn’t embrace change well. Some people just lash out and especially now, as we’re trying to be more Christ-centered. The enemy shows up and lashes back out.”

By mid morning, the hole was patched up with plywood before repairs could be made. There was no entry into the building or damage on the inside beyond the broken window.

Crews put up plywood to cover the broken window at the Montgomery Salvation Army building prior to repairs.
Crews put up plywood to cover the broken window at the Montgomery Salvation Army building prior to repairs. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

The damage cost the Salvation Army about $1,200 to repair, and that money was already earmarked for other programs.

Anyone with information on this case should call police or CrimeStoppers at 215-STOP.

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