A Catholic priest in Illinois has reportedly taken a leave of absence after he called 911 to seek helpÂ getting out of a pair of handcuffs.
âIâm going to need help getting out before this becomes a medical emergency,âÂ Rev. Tom Donovan of Springfield’s St. Aloysius churchÂ told a dispatcher during the Nov. 28 call.
During the call, Donovan, who was in the church rectory at the time, explained to the dispatcher that he had been “playing” with the handcuffs and was having trouble getting them off. According to the Illinois Times, police also found “some sort of gag” on the priest.
This is not the first time in recent months that a priest has been caught in a questionable situation.
In August,Â Rev. Peter Petroske, the former pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, was allegedly found driving drunk — and naked — on the streets of Dearborn, Mich. In October, ABS-CBNnews.com reported that a parish priest in Cubao, Philippines, was suspended from his duties after he was discoveredÂ frequenting nightclubs.
By himself. Â Stuck in handcuffs. Â Some soft of gag. Â Needs help before it becomes a “medical emergency”
It’s your turn now. Â What do you think was going on?