Monday, November 10, 2008

Man arrested for stealing communion wafers

A 33 year old man was arrested in Jensen Beach, Florida at the St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church for attempting to steal the body of Christ (in the form of wafers). Enraged parishioners prevented the man from leaving the church and called the police after they watched him try to gank a handful of those delicious communion wafers.

John Samuel Ricci is still in jail on $2,000 bond. This guy was obviously starving or why would he want to steal these dried-up cardboard cakes? And what happened to the lesson in proverb 16:19 "Better it is to be of a lowly spirit with the poor, than to divide the spoil with the proud." if you can call communion wafers spoils. Mr. Ricci was charged with two counts of simple battery, theft and disruption of a religious assembly. If I walked into a catholic church and wanted to place all the parishioners under citizen's arrest for cannibalism would I be charged with disruption of a religious assembly? Trespassing maybe.

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