The display - an angel falling into flames with the message "Happy Holidays from the Satanic Temple" was torn down by 54-year-old Susan Hemeryck
A display put up by a Satanic Temple in Florida was obviously too much for one woman to handle.
The display - an angel falling into flames with the message "Happy Holidays from the Satanic Temple" was torn down by 54-year-old Susan Hemeryck, after the Capitol police told her she couldn't.
Hemeryck was arrested and charged with criminal mischief.
The display had been erected as a satire by an atheist group to counter a nativity scene, which was taken down the day the Satanic Temple installed theirs.
"It's just wrong, when you remove baby Jesus two days before Christmas and put Satan in his place ? that just can't happen. I couldn't allow it to happen," said Hemeryck, who said she was wearing a shirt that said "Catholic Warrior" when she arrived at the Capitol. "I was there at the right time and the right moment and I needed to take a stand against Satan."
Hemeryck said she has no criminal record and hasn't even had a speeding ticket in more than 15 years. And she had only one regret about Tuesday's incident.
"I just yanked that little devil off the fishing line, I should have just done a better job and finished it off for good" she said.