Man wearing 'I ❤️ Jesus' hat breaks into Virginia church, rips Bibles

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WVLT) -- A community in Virginia is in disbelief after someone broke into a local church, ripped up Bibles, spray-painted walls and smashed a glass window.

Ironbridge Church has served its community for 28 years and was even a polling location for mid-term elections.

"So apparently our electronic system did not work properly to re-lock one of the doors that was unlocked for the polling," said Reverend Dennis Green.

Around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday night, surveillance video captured a man make his way to the unlocked door, walk in and grab a couple of Bibles.

"Came through, just throwing pages, ripping and throwing them out as he came through,” Green told WTVR.

He destroyed an interior window and spray-painted walls, officials said.

"He took something out of his pocket, broke a window but didn't go in the office," said Rev. Green.

Police said the incident does not appear to be random, and they said the suspect was wearing a black hat that appeared to say "I ❤️ Jesus."

Officials said the suspect left a long trail of blood behind him, from the broken window back out the door. He is described as a white man in his late 20s or early 30s, about 6-feet tall with an average build, dark hair and a full beard. He was seen wearing a black jacket, light-colored jeans, dark-colored shoes and the black hat.

"I hurt for the brothers and sisters at Ironbridge," said Rev. Gordon Mapes with Chester Presbyterian Church.