Thursday, February 05, 2009

Bucking for Bishop?

Two teens suspected of using church bulletins to help pull off burglaries in the Summerfield subdivision off Murfreesboro Pike have been arrested, Metro police report.

Dante Leo Johnson, 19, and a 17-year-old Whites Creek High School student are suspected of going to homes with church bulletins in hand, and if a homeowner answered their knock, one of them would speak about religion, police say. If no one was home, the residence was burglarized.

The teens are being charged with aggravated burglary.Police reports say three homes were burglarized, one each on Mountaindale Court, Shagbark Trail and Pine Orchard Place. Electronics, including televisions and computer equipment, were stolen, reports say.

Witnesses saw the burglars flee in a blue Chevrolet Monte Carlo with dark tinted windows and a temporary tag.

The teens were later stopped in that Monte Carlo on Interstate 24, according to police. Computer equipment and electronics were recovered from the Monte Carlo, police said.

Using religion as a mask to steal property; gee... these guys would be good candidates for Bishop in The Episcopal Church. They probably have about the same theology.

Seriously, what's the difference between these guys and folks who try to sue congregations out of their church buildings?