A 12-foot wooden cross on the property of R. Roman, was chopped down sometime between the evening of Nov. 6 and 7. The Happy Valley resident said it was on a hill and visible from northbound Interstate 680 at the Sunol Boulevard exit.
Roman said there were tire marks on the hill and he believes it was cut down using a power tool, because the cross was so substantial.
In the 10 years it was up, Roman said he never had any trouble.
"I don't believe in any way, shape or form that (the vandalism) really represents the values of the people of our town," he said. "It's just a few people who have resorted to do something in a negative fashion."