A priest out of Little Ferry, New Jersey, was arrested Friday for an incident that occurred last month in which he allegedly aimed a musket at an 8-year-old boy over the boy’s decision to root for the Dallas Cowboys instead of the New York Giants during a football game scheduled for later that day.
Authorities learned of the incident after they were contacted by the Newark Archdiocese, who found out about it by a parishioner who witnessed the incident. According to several witnesses, Kevin Carter, 54, took the boy into one of the rectory rooms, had him stand against a wall, then aimed the gun at him and said, “I’m going to shoot you.” The boy was not injured, but Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said, “There’s no such thing as joking around with a weapon when you’re dealing with an 8-year-old kid.”
Carter was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and aggravated assault by pointing a firearm, but set free after posting a $15,000 bond. He is expected to plead not guilty to the charges, according to the man’s lawyer.
Incidentally, the Cowboys beat the Giants that day 26-27.
[ NBC New York ]