“Myrna said she is from Haiti and she practices voodoo,” [Wareham, MA, police officer Simmone] Ryder wrote. “I told Myrna that I have no problem with her practicing voodoo. The problem was when she grabbed the machete.”
Ms. Myrna Antoine was holding a skull when she picked up a machete and started swinging it at the cops who were there to arrest her boyfriend and his stepson for dozens of arsons, thereby committing the serious offense of bringing a knife to what was very nearly a gunfight.
Looking down Simmone Ryder’s and other cops’ gun muzzles, Myrna decided that the voodoo spirits didn’t need the machete sacrament right that moment, and soon she was disarmed and cuffed-n-stuffed for the ride downtown.
The whereabouts of the skull are not reported, but it is believed to be assisting the Missing Persons Bureau with their enquiries.