Richland Hills, Texas police say a man is in custody for carving a pentagram into the back of his six-year-old boy, WFAA.com reports.
Department spokesman Sgt. Nathan Stringer said officers were dispatched to a home in the 3700 block of Ruth Road after a man called 911 just after midnight Wednesday and said “I shed some innocent blood.” The dispatcher asked what he meant and the man responded, “I inscribed a pentagram on my son.”
When asked why, the caller said, “Because it’s a holy day” and hung up the phone. Wednesday’s date was 12-12-12, a once-in-a-century occurence.
Brent Troy Bartel, 39, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon –– family member. He’s in custody in the Quad-Cities Jail in North Richland HIlls on $500,000 bond.