Thief is stabbed by the angel statue’s sword after trying to steal it from the Mexican church

Thief is stabbed by the angel statue’s sword after trying to steal it from the Mexican church

Divine Justice! Thief is stabbed by the angel statue’s sword after trying to steal it from the Mexican church and tripping over it

  • A drunk man in Mexico injured himself trying to steal from a church
  • A statue of St. Michael holding a sword was taken in the dark of night
  • The drunk tripped and was badly injured

A drunk man has been injured trying to steal a statue of Archangel Michael with a sword from a church in Mexico.

Michael Alonso, 32, was visiting his local church in Monterrey in the early hours of the morning. According to a report translated by the Catholic News Agency, Alonso broke into the church at night before tripping and cutting his neck with his sword, causing serious injuries.

Locals who noticed the incident at the church entrance called for help, after which he contacted the local authorities. He received much-needed medical attention before being handed over to the police. The statue was returned to the church undamaged.

St. Michael usually carries a sword as he is Catholic and protects the heavenly realm from paganism and the devil

The interior of Christ the King's parish in Monterrey, where the thief attempted to steal the statue of St. Michael before being accidentally impaled by the statue's sword

The interior of Christ the King’s parish in Monterrey, where the thief attempted to steal the statue of St. Michael before being accidentally impaled by the statue’s sword

In Catholicism, the archangel St. Michael is considered the defender of the heavenly hosts and helper of the armies of God against the devil, which is why he is usually always depicted with a sword.

The Bible passage Revelation 12:7-8 states: “Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fought against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back, but he was defeated, and there was no more room for them in heaven.’

Catholics celebrate the feast day of Saint Michael, also known as Michaelis, on September 29, where tradition dictates a day out with family and a meal of goose stuffed with potatoes, vegetables and herbs.

Many of the locals saw Alonso's injury as divine karma.  To give the Saint a well-deserved addition to his fearsome legacy as a warrior

Many of the locals saw Alonso’s injury as divine karma. To give the Saint a well-deserved addition to his fearsome legacy as a warrior

Given that over 75% of Mexico’s residents are practicing Catholics, the symbolism of St. Michael is not insignificant.

The thief, cut by the blade of St. Michael, the defender of the church, has been called divine retribution by some local residents.

Lupita, a local shopkeeper in Monterrey, told ABC Noticias.

This happened to him because he did bad things,” she said. “Saint Michael is there to protect, to fight evil, I think that’s why this happened to him.”

The church was attacked again back in October when another thief tried to steal a statue of an altar boy but was quickly apprehended by police.