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Grades Too Low For Priest, Pulls AK-47 On Daughter

While some accuse NFTU of putting too much of a “positive” spin on stories involving True Orthodox, some stories just have no positives, such as the following involving an arrest Friday of a priest of the ROCiE under Abp Vladimir of San Fransisco.

Except the AK-47 wasn’t loaded. No, that didn’t sound all too positive to us either.

(source) A St. Paul man who recently purchased an assault rifle out of fear of an impending gun ban threatened his teenage daughter with it because she was getting two B’s in school rather than straight A’s, according to a criminal complaint filed Friday.

Kirill Bartashevitch, 51, was charged in Ramsey County District Court with two felony counts of terroristic threats after alleging pointing an AK-47 at his daughter and wife during an argument over high school grades on Jan. 13.

No shots were fired, but Bartashevitch threw his wife to the floor, the complaint alleged.

Bartashevitch had recently purchased the rifle because he thought that such guns soon will be banned, the complaint said. He admitted to St. Paul police that he had pointed the gun at his wife and daughter but said it wasn’t loaded and that he had checked the chamber beforehand.

 

  • Athair Ambrois Maonaigh

    This poor priest needs assistance. He has a longstanding unhealthy preoccupation with guns. See his chilling message online where he is kind of exultant about killing someone with a Glock 40. Let us pray for him.
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/orthodox-tradition/message/49068

    • EJ

      One post of black humour does not equal a long standing unhealthy preoccupation. I agree with Sandy given the previous good repute of this Priest.

      • Athair Ambrois Maonaigh

        On his first court appearance the court decided that the two charges were serious enough to proceed to a full trial. He is out of jail on bail, $20,000. We ought to pray for him and his family.

  • I am shocked that a good site like NFTU would post this kind of article without verifying it. Any one who has been slandered by the media knows that most of what they say is not true. News is full of sensationalism. You have no idea how this can hurt someone and demoralize others.

    • GOC Raleigh

      What is your basis for contending that NFTU did not verify it?

      Assuming they did not verify it, what is the standard for verification, and what steps should NFTU have done to verify it, in your opinion?

      Do you have information about the case that demonstrates that the media has misreported what is contained in the public records? If so, how have they done so in this article?