A North Texas father was arrested for allegedly carving a large pentagram into his six-year-old son's back, telling a 911 dispatcher that he did it because 'it's a holy day.'
Brent Troy Bartel, 39, faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he was arrested early Wednesday on suspicion of attacking his young son with a box cutter. He's jailed in lieu of $500,000 bond.
According to police, Bartel called 911 shortly after midnight to report the incident, The Dallas Morning Star reported.
'I shed some innocent blood,' he calmly told the dispatcher. 'I inscribed a pentagram on my son.'
Chilling: Bartel, pictured here with his young son, told a 911 dispatcher that he 'shed some innocent blood' in honor of the 'holy day,' likely referring to the historic date 12-12-12
Inside Bartel's house police recovered a box cutter they believe was the weapon used to carve the symbol.
Pentagram is a five-pointed star inside a circle that is most commonly associated with the occult, including Neopagan faiths and Freemasonry, as well as satanism.
In a bizarre twist, Sgt. Nathan Stringer, of Richland Hills police, said that Bartel smeared some of his son's blood on the frame of his front door, according to CBS DFW.
'This is something you normally hear about in the movies, not something you expect to see,' Stringer told the station KENS5.
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Should witchcraft be banned?
Is this "satanic ritual abuse"?
Do you think this is a practice from the "outsider" culture of his wife?
Do you think Texas had anything to do with this horrific crime?
Do you think Americans are abandoning the morals of their forefathers and the Christians principles on which the country was founded?
Is this guy an idiot?
Do you think the father is ashamed of his mixed-race baby?
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