Brazilian Priest is Investigated After Allegedly Running Over Robbery Suspect Who Broke Into His Parish and Stole From Him While He Was Officiating a Wedding

Brazilian Priest is Investigated After Allegedly Running Over Robbery Suspect Who Broke Into His Parish and Stole From Him While He Was Officiating a Wedding

A priest accused of deliberately running over a suspected robber after officiating a wedding in the southeastern Brazilian state of São Paulo is under investigation.

Father Gustavo Trindade, 37, launched his vehicle into the thief, Angelo dos Santos, 40, who had allegedly stolen three hooded sweatshirts and a t-shirt from the São Sebastião Church’s parish house in the municipality of Santa Cruz Rio do Rio Pardo on Saturday.

A security camera captured the priest speeding down the street in a white sedan before jumping the sidewalk and ploughing into the thief and building.

He subsequently reversed back into the avenue and sped away.

Dos Santos was arrested and taken to a nearby hospital, where he remained hospitalized until Monday.

Father Trindade was on the run until Wednesday when he appeared before the Santa Cruz Rio do Rio Pardo courthouse accompanied by two lawyers.

Judge Pedro de Castro rejected a Civil Police request to hold the priest in pre-trial detention, arguing that he was not a flight risk.

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Source: Daily Mail

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