A Little Rock woman was killed yesterday after leaping through her
moving car's sunroof during an incident best described as "a mistaken
rapture" by dozens of eyewitnesses.
Thirteen other people were injured after a twenty-car pile up resulted
from people trying to avoid hitting the woman who was apparently
convinced that the rapture was occurring when she saw twelve people
floating up into the air, and then passed a man on the side of the road
who she claimed was Jesus.
"She started screaming "He's back, He's back" and climbed right out of
the sunroof and jumped off the roof of the car," said Everet Williams,
husband of 28-year-old Georgann Williams who was pronounced dead at the
"I was slowing down but she wouldn't wait till I stopped," Williams
said. She thought the rapture was happening and was convinced that Jesus
was gonna lift her up into the sky," he went on to say.
"This is the strangest thing I've seen since I've been on the force,"
said Paul Madison, first officer on the scene.
Madison questioned the man who looked like Jesus and discovered that he
was dressed up as Jesus and was on his way to a toga costume party when
the tarp covering the bed of his ford pickup truck came loose and
released twelve blow up sex dolls filled with helium which floated up
into the air.
Ernie Jenkins, 32, of Fort Smith, who's been told by several of his
friends that he looks like Jesus, pulled over and lifted his arms into
the air in frustration, and said "Come back here," just as the Williams'
car passed him, and Mrs. Williams was sure that it was Jesus lifting
people up into the sky as they passed by him, according to her husband,
who says his wife loved Jesus more than anything else.
When asked for comments about the twelve sex dolls, Jenkins replied
"This is all just too weird for me. I never expected anything like this
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