BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A priest was assaulted and robbed at gunpoint outside a Little Italy church Friday afternoon.
Father Bernie Carman of St. Leo’s Roman Catholic Church has bruises and scrapes, but is doing okay tonight. His parishioners are concerned for him, especially since he has other health issues.
The priest is waiting for a new kidney and just had surgery to prepare him for dialysis. “I did think to myself, right in that moment, ‘Oh God, he could shoot me,’” Carman said. “He could fire this thing.” Father Carman said was getting out of his car in front of the church when a man he doesn’t know came up to him. “(He) ran over to me and said, ‘Give me your wallet,’” Father Carman said. “I said, ‘No.’ He pulled out a gun. He kind of kept it close to him.”