MANDAN, North Dakota — A man allegedly high on crystal meth stripped naked in a church and jumped into the holy water fountain before masturbating as he walked up the aisle in front of shocked parishioners, police said.
Police say Zachary Burdick, 21, had earlier been thrown out of the Spirit of Life Roman Catholic Church in Mandan on Tuesday for trying to bless worshipers with the book of Mormon, KFYR-TV reported.
But when he returned later that afternoon, cops say he stripped off all his clothes and hopped into the holy water fountain.
He then wandered up the aisle masturbating on front of churchgoers, including a group of preschool kids who were attending the service, the Mandan police said.
Burdick was charged with ingestion of methamphetamine, criminal mischief and indecent exposure.
Church officials say they will have to drain the fountain, sterilize it and bless it once again.