Priest points gun at 8-year-old over sports rivalry: 'I'm going to shoot you'

Priest Alleged To Have Pulled Gun On 8 Year Old Cowboys Fan
Priest Alleged To Have Pulled Gun On 8 Year Old Cowboys Fan

A priest in New Jersey was arrested on Friday after he allegedly pointed a gun at an 8-year-old boy and threatened him early last month, reports NBC Connecticut.

Prosecutors say that the incident occurred over an apparent sports rivalry. Police charged 54-year-old priest Kevin Carter with endangering the welfare of a child and aggravated assault by pointing a firearm, according to the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office. His bail was set at $15,000.

Carter is a priest at St. Margaret of Cortona Roman Catholic Church in Little Ferry, New Jersey. According to prosecutors, Carter has worked worked at various Roman Catholic churches across the Archdiocese in New Jersey since being ordained in 1986 and has been working at the church since 2013.

According to prosecutors, the incident occurred on Sept. 13, when the priest approached the boy before Sunday services, asking if they could meet in one of the rectory rooms. Carter then had the boy stand on the wall, while the priest held a musket at him, citing to several witnesses.

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Molinelli told NBC New York that the boy was not hurt.

Police got involved after one of the parishioners who witnessed the incident contacted the Newark Archdiocese officials, who then contacted local authorities.

After interviewing the priest on Friday, police searched the rectory and found the alleged weapon that -- a functioning Civil War-style musket. Little Ferry officers also located gunpowder, ammunition and other items associated with the gun.

According to Molinelli, the event reportedly occurred because the priest, a New York Giants fan, was upset that the 8-year-old was planning to root for the Dallas Cowboys in an upcoming game.

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In an ironic twist of fate, the Giants ended up losing to the Cowboys 24-23 that day.

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