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Caught on Camera: Woman knocks over church crucifix

(IMAGE: WPMI) Caught on Camera: Woman knocks over church crucifix

Video shows 23-year-old Jackeline Chavira knocking over a 15-foot crucifix at Saint Patrick's Church in Watsonville, CA.

Police say she caused up to $15,000 in damage.

Despite vandalizing the church and a nearby religious store--

Police say Chavira will not be charged with a hate crime.

"For a hate crime, you actually need a human being as a victim. In this particular case we're dealing with vandalism and there is a section under that that is specific for places of worship." said Watsonville Police Department's spokesperson Michelle Pulido.

Chavira is charged with vandalizing a place of worship, defacing property, burglary and disobeying a court order.

She's being held on $25,000 bail.

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