Riverview church vandalized with swastikas, racist graffiti

Posted at 8:04 AM, Jun 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-22 16:10:20-04

Members of a church in Riverview woke up to find their church covered in graffiti Wednesday morning.

Christ The King Lutheran Church on Big Bend Road was spray painted with racist words and images covering the exterior walls of the church.

Several swastikas, pentagrams, and upside-down crosses covered the building.

A nearby shed was tagged with more symbols along with the phrase “Satan was here.” 

The church's pastor had one message for the vandals:

“I don’t want them to make any more mistakes that would ruin their lives," said Pastor Kevin Yoakum. "Cuz the consequences of this are gonna come back on them if they keep this kind of stuff up. It’s dealing to the consequences of being caught and doing the time... Its just not worth this kind of effort."

The vandalism is being investigated by Hillsborough County detectives.