Suffern, NY – A man went on a rampage at the Sacred Heart Church early in the morning on June 20th, 2016. He grabbed a church employee by the neck, choked him and then punched and kicked him. The victim suffered injuries to his head, face, arms and legs. The man continued into a small prayer room in the church and picked up a statue of Mary, which he hurled through a stained glass window portraying the Baptism of Christ.
The man then left the church and slapped another man in the face before he was Tasered and arrested by the police. See the full article on the ABC Eyewitness News website here:
http://abc7ny.com/news/man-arrested-after-suffern-church-rampage/1393054/ The damaged window was initially boarded over by the construction company Billman Ross & Associates. Joe Gringas, from Billman Ross, then called on Lamb Studios to save the damaged window. The window was largely destroyed and much of it would have to be recreated (see BEFORE).
Fortunately, the on-site workers for Billman Ross and the police held onto the damaged glass that was collected from the site. All these small pieces would prove to be helpful the recreation of the missing portions of the window. Also, as luck would have it, the church provided a photograph which showed part of the window in the background – this would also help to piece together the puzzle. The damaged remains of glass were pieced together as much as possible, which provided many important details in the window, such as painting style and subject as well as the colors of glass that were used. Then, studio artist Gregor Lorkowski took on the challenge of recreating the window. He did an amazing job as you can see from the “AFTER” photograph, which was taken once the window was installed back into the church.