Solar eclipse: Woman shoots drivers, says God told her to because of the eclipse

Solar eclipse: Woman shoots drivers, says God told her to because of the eclipse

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Tuesday 09/04/2024
Source : nzherald

A US woman checked out of a Florida hotel and told staff that she was going on a God-directed shooting spree because of the solar eclipse, then allegedly shot two drivers on Interstate 10.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the woman was arrested and charged with attempted murder.

22-year-old Taylon Nichelle Celestine of Georgia entered the highway 180km from the Alabama border in the Florida Panhandle and headed west.

The department said in a statement, that within 8km, she fired into a passing car several times, spraying auto glass and grazing the driver in the arm.

She then fired at a second vehicle, hitting the driver in the neck, and the driver is currently being treated at a hospital.

Troopers stopped the woman after she drove for about 26km and found her with an AR-15 rifle and a 9mm handgun.

She was arrested and booked into the Holmes County jail. She was charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and improper discharge of a firearm.

The Florida Highway Patrol didn’t provide details about bail or Celestine’s legal representation.

Source : nzherald

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