Officials are investigating a theft that occurred overnight Thursday in North Philadelphia.
When the deacons of St. Mark Outreach Baptist Church arrived on Friday morning, they found that someone had literally ripped the wrought iron fence from its hinges.
According to ABC6, the gate was at least 100-years-old. It had surrounded what used to be a Quaker Meeting House built in 1882.
Police are still looking for the thieves who they speculate stole the gate with the intention of selling it to a scrap yard in order to feed a drug habit.