Rev. Hebrew McDonald said he and some of the members were cleaning up after a dinner, when two young people came in. In the surveillance video Rev. McDonald says one appears to be 16 or 17 years old. He says the other one, who acted as the look out, appeared to be only 10 or 11 years old.
The preacher’s wife, Christine, says her purse was on a table in the Fellowship Hall. She said someone went into her purse, took the money out of her wallet, and then took the car keys. The keys went to her husband’s 2011 Hyundai Equus that was in the parking lot.
They came into the Lord’s house and came in here and stole stuff out of the Lord’s house and then they stole the pastor’s car. So they’re going to get a double dose,” said Mrs. McDonald.
Rev. McDonald has been a preacher for more than 40 years. He said he’s mentored hundreds of children over the years. He said it’s sad to see these young kids going down the wrong path.
“If they don’t stop they’re going to go in someone’s house, they’re going to steal from them, they’re going to carjack someone, and ultimately they’re either going to kill somebody or get killed,” said Rev. McDonald.
Originally posted on FOX5 Atlanta