New Jersey Priest Points Gun at Boy Over Giants/Cowboys Rivalry

Kevin Carter mugshot

Kevin Carter mugshot

A New Jersey priest with a passion for football was arrested Oct. 2, 2015 a few weeks after he allegedly pointed a gun at a young boy who was cheering for the Dallas Cowboys, police said.

Father Kevin Carter, a devout Giants fan, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and aggravated assault by pointing a firearm.

Police say he threatened to shoot the 8-year-old boy in church for rooting for the Giants arch-rivals. The 54-year-old priest allegedly approached the boy as he and his family arrived for church on Sept. 13, hours before the Giants-Cowboys game.

The priest asked to see the boy in one of the rectory rooms. Witnesses say the priest stood against the wall and pointed the Civil War-era musket at the child’s head.

“I’m going to shoot you,” he allegedly said.

A parishioner contacted Newark Archdiocese officials on Sept. 25, 2015, and the Archdiocese contacted the Bergen County prosecutor’s office on Sept. 28, 2015. The investigation led to his arrest.

The Giants lost the game 27-26.


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