Friday, July 22, 2011
Motel Bible Finally Put To Good Use
July 21, 2011
Man Beaten With Bible During South Carolina Motel Room Assault
Gideon's Bibles, which have lain unopened,unused, and unmentioned (except by the Beatles in the song, Rocky Raccoon) in hotel and motel rooms for decades are finally being used for a good purpose, attacking people.
During a motel room beating administered by three attackers, a South Carolina man was struck in the head by a Bible and told by one of his assailants that he needed to read it. Presumably this was because the victim had been fornicating with his assailant's girlfriend or wife.
The bizarre incident Sunday resulted in the arrest of the trio as well as the 19-year-old victim’s girlfriend, who had traveled with her boyfriend to the Myrtle Beach motel, where the couple “had sex multiple times.”
Then the female fornicator, Alexandria Marie Penatzer, 19, allowed three men into the room, where they beat and robbed the victim. According to a Myrtle Beach Police Department report, one of the attackers, Levi Wells, hit the victim in the head with a thrown Bible “and told him that he needed to read it.”
The 18-year-old Wells (pictured below right) and two other men were charged with burglary, armed robbery, and kidnapping. Penatzer, below left, was charged with assault and battery, and acting as an accessory both before and after the commission of a felony.