A week or two ago, there was a story in the news about the girlfriend of Jonathan Sharkey, a "Vampyre" who wants to run for governor of Minnesota, getting fired after he announced his candidacy.
Girlfriend of 'vampyre' gubernatorial candidate is fired
The partner of the new gubernatorial candidate, Jonathon "The Impaler" Sharkey, says she's been unjustly fired from her job.
News traveled fast Friday when Sharkey announced he was a vampyre and he wants to be Minnesota's next governor. Just hours after the Friday news conference, Sharkey's girlfriend learned she was losing her job as a school bus driver.
On Saturday she tearfully read from the letter the Princeton School District gave her employer, Peterson Bus. The letter says, "It is our opinion that Ms. Carpenter does not serve as a role model, nor is suitable to provide transportation services for the Princeton School District, in light of recent media reports of her husband/friend to be a vampyre who is running for public office, and Ms. Carpenter informing other bus garage employees that she is a witch."
Carpenter, who says she's been driving bus for Peterson Bus for five years, says she is not a vampyre like Sharkey. She says she's a pagan and has only talked to two curious co-workers about it. She adds she never talked to students about it.
"Oh god no," she says. "I mean this is probably going to be a shock that their bus driver wasn't a Christian. I would still say Merry Christmas and Happy Easter. I respect everyone's religion...."
Today comes news that Mr. Sharkey was picked up on outstanding warrants.
'The Impaler' Governor Candidate Arrested
A fringe candidate for governor who played up his satanic side -- and pledged public impalement for terrorists -- wound up behind bars Tuesday thanks to a sharp-eyed sheriff's dispatcher.
Jonathon Sharkey, 41, of Princeton, Minn. was arrested Monday night on two felony counts from Indiana, said Mike Smith, the Mille Lacs County jail administrator. One warrant was for escape, another for stalking.
Sharkey launched his campaign last month under the banner of the Vampyres, Witches and Pagans party. His platform includes an emphasis on education, tax breaks for farmers and better benefits for veterans, but he also said he favored impaling certain wrongdoers in front of the State Capitol.
Sheriff Brent Lindgren said Sharkey's warrants were discovered by a dispatcher making routine warrant queries. Lindgren said the dispatcher had seen news stories about Sharkey's campaign and recognized the name on the warrant -- Rocky Flash -- as a name Sharkey had used as a pro wrestler....
Hard to feel sorry for someone skipping out on a warrant for stalking. Still - one wonders if there was an organized effort to bring both of them down. Any readers know these people or have connections to the pagan communities in MN?