This story has so many levels of struggle and f*ckery it’s hard to believe it’s true. A New Jersey priest, a New York Giants fan, allegedly pointed a Civil War-era musket at an 8-year-old kid that was rooting for the Dallas Cowboys.
Reports NBC New York:
The 54-year-old priest at St. Margaret of Cortona Roman Catholic Church in Little Ferry was arrested Friday on charges of endangering the welfare of a child and aggravated assault by pointing a firearm, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office said.
The priest allegedly approached the boy before Mass services at the church on Sunday, Sept. 13, and asked to see him in one of the rectory rooms, according to prosecutors.
Once they were in the room, the priest allegedly had the boy stand against the wall, then retrieved a musket and pointed it at him, prosecutors said, citing several witnesses.
“As he raised his weapon and pointed it at the boy, he said, ‘I’m going to shoot you,'” Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli told NBC 4 New York Friday.
The boy was not hurt, Molinelli said.
The rifle was not loaded. Also, it was someone else, not the parents, who reported the incident.
The priest was arrested and is being held on $15,000 bail.
We gotta hear both sides? Nevertheless, bruh…
Photo: AP Photo/Kathy Willens