On June 28 2017, a 32 year old man, Michael Tate Reed plowed his car into the 10 commandments’ statue and destroyed the same that was placed outside the state Capitol of Arkansas, the southern US State. Reed tags himself as a born-again Christian and a “Pentecostal Jesus Freak”. It is the second time that Reed has been accused of demolishing the 10 commandments statue.
The Associated Press identified that Reed was the same person who demolished the statue of 10 commandments in October 2014. In the first attempt Reed called himself as a Satanist and remarked that he did the evil act because Satan told him to do so but catholic news agency reported that later in a letter to Tulsa World, Reed apologized by saying , “ I am so sorry that this is all happening and I wished I could take it all ”, He continued , “ I had a psychotic break that drove me to destroy the monument.”
Reed was caught and is in Pulaski Country Detention Centre under the charges of criminal trespassing, defacing an object of public interest and first degree criminal mischief for demolishing the monument , the second time . The reason behind his second attempt to destroy the statue of 10 commandments is not yet known.
Source : www.catholicnewsagency