According NBC New York, a New Jersey priest was arrested Friday for pointing an old Civil War era rifle at a 8-year-old boy and threatening to kill him, because of his allegiance to the Dallas Cowboys.

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.


By Glenn Erby

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