- Pastor Bobby Slagel protects his church with a gun
- He threatened children who were riding their bikes near his church
- He has been charged with intimidation and resisting arrest
Bobby Slagel is a gun wielding pastor from New Castle, Indiana. He was standing outside his church, the Calvary Baptist Church, when he threatened some children who were riding their bikes near his church.
The children were a brother and sister. They were riding their bikes past his church. He told them he would shoot them if they came near his church again. He lifted his shirt to prove to them that he had a gun. The children saw the handle of the gun sticking out of his trousers. This upset the children and they reported it to the police.
When the police came to his house to discuss the matter, he told them he was perfectly within his rights to threaten the children. Several acts of vandalism had taken place on the church property and he was only protecting the property.
When the police questioned his possession of the gun he lifted his shirt to show the police the gun. He claimed to have a legitimate lifetime permit for the gun. The police left his residence but were not satisfied with the outcome. They reported the case to the prosecutor’s office.
The prosecutor’s office decided to lay an intimidation charge on the pastor. When the police arrived at his residence he attempted to resist arrest. There was a brief struggle before the police managed to handcuff the pastor. This behaviour forced them to add “resisting arrest” to the original charge.
When they confiscated and examined his gun it was found to have four bullets in the chamber.