A local priest may need more than the Lord’s forgiveness after what police officers say he did Sunday night.
“I sum it up as unusual at best,” said Brimfield Township Police Chief David Blough.
It started just after 11:45 p.m. Sunday when officers received a report of a car off the side of the road at the intersection of Meloy and Sandylake roads.
Father Ignatius Kury was laying down in the back seat of the vehicle.
“He was extremely intoxicated,” said Chief Blough.
Kury tested three times the legal limit and was taken to the police station for processing. Officers say that’s when things really got interesting.
Police rolled a video tape of the incident to protect themselves and use it as evidence in court.
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“Because of the fact that one of my officers walked by the holding cell and he was exposing himself,” said Chief Blough.
Kury is heard on the tape saying, “I’ll give you a sermon on the mount.”
According to Chief Blough, the priest’s rant lasted over 20 minutes during which he threatened and propositioned officers.
Kury is heard saying, “I’ll pay you whatever you want. What do you want? Want me to give you a [expletive]? Is that what you want ?” “Do you want me to be a sexual slave?”
Eventually, Kury was released on bond.
He could’ve faced additional charges for his actions inside the holding cell, but Chief Blough says the OVI charge and videotape are punishment enough.
Kury will have his first court hearing March 4, 2011.
No one could be reached for comment at Father Kury’s parish, Holy Ghost Ukrainian Byzantine Catholic Church, on Brown Street in Akron.