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Mysterious metal cross removed by Monterey city crews

Del Monte Beach – March 27, 2016 /  March 29, 2016

Del Monte Beach – March 27, 2016 /  March 29, 2016

Monterey residents who went to Del Monte Beach were startled Tuesday when they noticed a large metal cross that mysteriously appeared over Easter weekend was gone.

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Some residents were upset that someone would remove the religious symbol, and speculation quickly followed about what could have happened to the cross.

Monterey assistant city manager Hans Uslar confirmed to KSBW that city crews removed the anonymously installed cross from the beach, which is public property.

“We removed the cross at around 10 a.m.,” Uslar said.

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“It was leaning slightly and it appeared that someone had tried to push it over,” Uslar said.

The cross vanished as suddenly…

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