A man who is making a cross-country pilgrimage to strengthen his faith has come upon a difficult situation.
The cross that Mitchell Manning has been dragging on his trek between Florida and California has been taken, KCBD reported.
Manning, who is from Tennessee started his quest in Jacksonville, Florida, in October and so far he has made it to Texas, but his trip has been delayed in Seminole, Texas.
The 12-foot symbol of his faith was taken over the weekend and he said he will not continue his walk until he finds it or rebuilds one.
He left it in a ditch Sunday when he was offered a place to stay.
"The cross is so big, it's hard to carry even if you have a truck, so I've always just left it on the side of the road in the grass," Manning told KCBD.
Manning camps some nights during the trip, other nights he either stays in a stranger's home or someone pays for a hotel room.
He has reached out on Facebook about the missing cross, asking for any information as to its location.