Arizona

Aug 29, 2014 4:55 PM by Associated Press

Police: Man accused of burning a Bible in Prescott

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - A man is in custody for allegedly burning and urinating on a Bible outside a mission in Prescott.

Prescott police say 22-year-old Eric Minerault was arrested Thursday on suspicion of unlawful symbol burning.

A representative of the mission called police to tell them a man was burning something on the steps of the Gospel Rescue Mission.

Police say officers found Minerault dressed wearing a long black-and-red robe and a pentagram necklace.

They say a Bible was found wet and burned on the ground near Minerault.

Police say Minerault told officers that he was "cursing the Christians" and referred to himself as the "dark lord."

Minerault remains in the Yavapai County Detention Center and it was unclear Friday if he has a lawyer yet.

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