Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Cops silence woman yelling witch chants by her bonfire

A 42-year-old woman who describes herself as a Wiccan faces charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after neighbors complained she was disturbing them with chants around a bonfire she had built 10 feet from her home.

Capt. Mike Babe said Brenna Barney told police they were infringing on her religious beliefs since she was performing a ritual under the new moon.

Neighbors called police shortly after midnight Tuesday and, after an officer arrived, he heard the woman yelling in the backyard and found her wearing headphones, a T-shirt and underwear, the captain said.

An officer tried to get her attention by shining a flashlight on her but she continued yelling her chants, Babe said. He said Barney at one point poured lighter fluid on the fire, in which she was burning rubber car mats and a cooler. Barney refused to cooperate with police and was belligerent, and her breath smelled of alcohol, Babe added. » Article here

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At 10/07/2008 3:30 PM, Anonymous Tasha said...

She's a bad witch, burning bad things on the fire hurts mother earth, the goddess. She will get that returned 3 times to her.

 

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