Tuesday, August 14, 2007

My neighbors would've been naked

Fred at Real Debate Wisconsin wonders if it was one of my neighbors dancing around the firepit at midnight.

A Waukesha woman was arrested just after midnight this morning after she was accused of disturbing neighbors by yelling witch chants around a bonfire she built 10 feet from her home, Capt. Mike Babe said.

Brenna K. Barney, 42, told police that they were infringing on her religious beliefs since she is a Wiccan and she was performing a ritual because of a new moon, Babe said. She said her name is Brenna Raven Moonfire.

Criminal charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct were filed against Barney today in Waukesha County Circuit Court. Police may also give Barney a ticket alleging negligent handling of burning materials, Babe said. Neighbors in the 2300 block of Madison St. called police at 12:11 a.m., Babe said.

When an officer arrived, he heard the woman yelling in the backyard and found her wearing headphones, a T-shirt and underwear, Babe said.
Stand up for your rights, you pagan! Make them pry your outdoor fireplace poker out of your cold, dead fingers.

Just do it quietly. Some people are trying to sleep around here.