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Sat Aug 30, 2014, 11:49 AM

 

"Dark Lord" Cops To Urinating On, Burning Bible

Arizonan, 22, busted wearing pentagram necklace, black robe

AUGUST 29--An Arizona man wearing a pentagram necklace and calling himself the “Dark Lord” was arrested yesterday after allegedly setting fire to a Bible and then urinating on it outside of a rescue mission, cops report.

Prescott Police Department officers were summoned to the Gospel Rescue Mission around 9 PM by a worker who reported that “a man was burning something on the front step of the mission.”

When cops arrived, they encountered Eric Minerault, 22, standing on the mission’s steps. “He was dressed in black and was wearing a long, black and red robe and a pentagram necklace,” reported police, who added, “The officers noticed a Bible, which was wet and appeared to have been burnt, on the ground near Mr. Minerault.”



During questioning, Minerault reportedly copped to burning and urinating on the Bible. While “cursing the Christians,” Minerault said that he chose the mission for the Good Book burning because he believed it was a “place of Christian worship.”

http://thesmokinggun.com/documents/caped-man-burns-Bible-687342

Such a hateful book.

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Reply "Dark Lord" Cops To Urinating On, Burning Bible (Original post)
rug Aug 2014 OP
Jackpine Radical Aug 2014 #1
rug Aug 2014 #4
MADem Aug 2014 #2
rug Aug 2014 #6
cbayer Aug 2014 #3
Jackpine Radical Aug 2014 #5
cbayer Aug 2014 #7
catbyte Aug 2014 #8
okasha Aug 2014 #9
47of74 Aug 2014 #10
okasha Aug 2014 #11
MisterP Aug 2014 #12

Response to rug (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 11:55 AM

1. What a fuckin' little charmer.

As a pagan-sympathizer, I take some small comfort in the fact that he's wearing that pentagram with 2 points up, thus making it a Satanist symbol.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 11:59 AM

4. Looks like a Meth Lord.

 

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Response to rug (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 11:56 AM

2. Is that grandma's robe he's got on?

She's been lookin' fer that fer weeks, now!



What a loser, you'd think he'd have gotten most of that "pointless rebellion" shit out of his system before he reached the full age of majority. Dark Lord? More like DORK Lord, wearing granny's robe like that!!

I find the charge of "unlawful symbol burning" odd, though. Why not just bag him for starting a fire without a permit, public urination/indecent exposure, and trespassing?

I mean, I'm sure he would have been "just as arrested" if he was pissing on the dictionary or a copy of "Highlights for Children."

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Response to MADem (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 12:04 PM

6. Hemant Mehta, as usual, has the answer. And an update.

 

In case, like me, you were wondering how burning a symbol was a crime, this particular state law only applies when you’re burning a symbol on someone else’s property without their permission and with the intent to intimidate others. Makes sense.

What he did was stupid, whatever his reasons were. It’s one thing to desecrate a symbol in protest; it’s another to damage church property in the process.

Minerault didn’t immediately respond to my requests for comment. I’ve also reached out to the Mission to find out if there was any property damage and if they needed any help.

***Update***: A Mission official told me (via email): “the young man was never able to light the fire he wanted so there is no damage or need for clean up.” Glad to hear that.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/08/29/man-claiming-to-be-the-dark-lord-arrested-for-burning-up-and-urinating-on-a-bible-on-church-property/

Here's the statute:

http://www.arizonacrimelaws.com/13_1708.htm

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Response to rug (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 11:59 AM

3. He is most likely unwell.

I hope they are able to have him assessed and not just held in jail.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 12:04 PM

5. My snark above notwithstanding, I imagine you're right.

One could even make a guess or two about the Dx, but I won't.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 12:08 PM

7. I would suspect that he had some history with this mission.

Underneath this, I imagine there is a tragic story.

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Response to rug (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 12:31 PM

8. That pentagram necklace looks like my old "Junior Sheriff" badge, lol

Pentagrams aren't Satanist, anyway, are they? And that robe,

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Response to catbyte (Reply #8)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 01:16 PM

9. Worn single-point-up, the pentagram is Pagan.

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Response to rug (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 10:33 PM

10. Dark Lord?

 

This is a Dark Lord...



The guy shown above needs to try again.

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #10)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 11:41 PM

11. Nah, even he's an amateur.

Three rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the land of Mordor, where the Shadows lie.
One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them,
One ring to bring them all, and in the Darkness bind them,
In the land of Mordor, where the Shadows lie.

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Response to rug (Original post)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 12:13 AM

12. no "helpless little carpet-tinkler" he

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