Woman shoots at interstate drivers, says God told her to do it because of eclipse, Florida police say

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The Florida Highway Patrol says a woman who said she was going to carry out a God-directed shooting because of the solar eclipse shot two drivers.

BONIFAY, Fla. — A woman left a Florida hotel and told staff she was going to carry out a God-ordained shooting because of the solar eclipse, then shot two drivers on Interstate 10 before being arrested and charged with attempted of murder on Monday. , according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Taylon Nichelle Celestine, 22, of Georgia, entered the highway 180 kilometers (115 miles) from the Alabama border in the Florida Panhandle and headed west. Within a 5-mile (8-kilometer) radius, she fired several shots at a passing car, spraying the car’s windows and grazing the driver in the arm, the department said in a statement.

He then fired at a second vehicle, hitting the driver in the neck. The driver was injured and was treated at a hospital.

Officers stopped the woman after she drove about 16 miles (26 kilometers) and found her with an AR-15 rifle and a 9mm handgun. She was arrested and booked into the Holmes County Jail. She was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and improper discharge of a firearm.

The Florida Highway Patrol did not provide details about Celestine’s bond or legal representation.

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