A popular pastor in western Jamaica is hoping that God will inflict injury on the thieves who made off with his motor vehicle on December 31.
The Reverend Devere Nugent, the pastor of the William Knibb Circuit of Baptist Churches, woke up Tuesday morning and realized that his grey 1997 Honda CRV was not at his Stewart Castle home where he parked it.
The car contained his Bible, which he said had several highlighted texts as well as sermon notes. His stole, which is the material that some religious leaders wear around their necks, was also in the vehicle.
"I have just lost my son so I am not going to roll over and bawl. It might sound wicked but God should just break a leg of the thief," the pastor said.
The vehicle was discovered missing by Rev Nugent's daughter, Lisa-Beth, about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday as she was returning from work.
"It was then she noticed the car was not parked at the usual spot in front of the house. Nobody in the house, occupied by seven persons, heard anything unusual, " the pastor said.
Rev Nugent said that the car was a gift from Mavis Morgan, a returning resident. She gave him the vehicle after her husband died and she had no need for two cars. It has third party insurance coverage.
Rev Nugent has appealed for persons who have information on his vehicle to contact the nearest police station.