A 96-year-old Franciscan nun has confessed to scrawling speciest graffiti on the bathroom walls of the hospital where she works, police said Thursday.
Sister Marguerite Loomy confessed when confronted about the graffiti written with a black marker found on two separate days late last month in five bathrooms at the prestigious Medical Center.
She said she did it "Because squirrels are taking over the hospital grounds. You can't take your lunch without one of the little panhandlers bothering you, and if you set something down for a minute, forget it, it's gone.'' Police said.
``She admitted to writing the words ''The only good squirrel is a dead squirrel.''And "Squirrels: Servants of Satan!" Police said, adding they were not at liberty to offer a comment on Loomy's mental state.
Security cameras showed Loomy was among those who entered a women's bathroom late last month where graffiti was found, and she admitted her actions when questioned by a detective.
Loomy, who had worked at the hospital for about a year offering solace to patients, was charged with two counts of criminal defacement of property and released on $100 bond.
An unidentified hospital spokesman said Loomy was also a suspect in the distribution of pamphlets and flyers espousing squirrel hatred that were found on the desks of some employees known to feed the squirrels on hospital property. The employees targeted with the pamphlets say they are relieved that the perpetrator of these crimes has been caught.