Zimbabwean pastor arrested for selling “tickets to heaven”

The Pastor and his wife scammed people into buying $500 tickets that shall get them into the gates of heaven, with no judgment – Photo compiled by Egypt Today/Mohamed Zain

 

CAIRO – 8 July 2018: Pastor Tito Watts, a Zimbabwe based clergyman, and his wife, Amanda, were arrested for selling “tickets to heaven.”

According to the police, the Pastor and his wife scammed people into buying $500 tickets that shall get them into the gates of heaven, with no judgment.

“I do not care what people or the police are saying about me, I am being persecuted because of doing the work of God,” the Pastor said according to Zimbabwean news outlets.

“Jesus Christ appeared to me and gave me the tickets made of pure gold so that I can sell to people who want salvation,” he added.

News reports claimed thousands of people are protesting the pastor’s arrest; they called on the police to release him immediately.

Watts told those who sought salvation that the tickets were made from solid gold and each ticket reserved the buyer a place in heaven.

Police reports said that the tickets are actually made of gold-coated wood with “Ticket to Heaven… Admit One” written over it.

 

Just wanted to go to space and smoke rock cocaine!

According to Inside Story, this was Watt’s police statement:

“I don’t care what the police say. The tickets are solid gold… it ain’t cut up two by fours I spray painted gold. And it was Jesus who give them to me behind the KFC and said to sell them so I could get me some money to go to outer space. I met an alien named Stevie who said if I got the cash together he’d take me and my wife on his flying saucer to his planet that’s made entirely of crack cocaine. You can smoke all the crack cocaine there you want… totally free. So, try to send an innocent man to jail and see what happens. You should arrest Jesus because he’s the one that gave me the golden tickets and said to sell them. I’m willing to wear a wire and set Jesus up…[sic]”

The wife, Amanda Watts, said the following in her police statement:

”We just wanted to leave earth and go to space and smoke rock cocaine. I didn’t do nothing. Tito sold the golden tickets to heaven. I just watched.[sic]”


Police said they confiscated over $10,000 in cash, five crack pipes and a baby alligator, Inside Story reported.

However, this is not the first time that Tito and Amanda ever hit the news, as in 2015, Del Woodcock, a customer who bought a ticket from the couple for $99.95, knew he was scammed after discovering that he only bought a wooden ticket.

“They said it was solid gold,” Woodcock said. “I don’t know what gold looks like. How was I to know it was spray painted wood? I want my $99.95 back and I hope Tito and Amanda Watts get the death penalty for what they done. They deserve it.”

Another pastor in Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital, Pastor Paul Sanyangore performed his services with “Papa God” on the phone; he just popped out his phone and called “Heaven”.

Sanyangore also claimed via his Facebook page that he can walk on water, and that he walked on the water of his pool, where he organizes baptism sessions for members of his congregation.

 

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Police Held Ving Rhames At Gunpoint In His Own Home After A Neighbor Told 911 ‘A Large Black Man’ Had Broken In

Ving Rhames’ famous face might have saved his life.

During an interview with The Clay Cane Show, Rhames revealed a police officer pointed a gun at him as he stood on his doorstep in Santa Monica, California.

The confession came after Cane asked the Mission Impossible star about his experiences with racism.

“I am sure you hear about all the reports of black men being attacked by police,” Cane asked Rhames.  “You are a big star, but how does racism show itself in your life?”

Rhames’ answer proves, despite his stardom, he still deals with the reality of being a black man in America.

“This happened this year. I am in my home, it was around 2:15 p.m. in the afternoon,” Rhames said. “I have a screen door and then I have a wooden door…. I’m in my house, I’m in a pair of basketball shorts only. I have two English bulldog puppies. I hear a noise in my backyard, but I’m thinking the puppies are just running around, and then I get a knock on the front door.”

When he opened the door, Rhames says he was staring down the barrel of a 9mm handgun. The man with the gun pointed at him, a police officer, was supported by several other officers, the chief of police and even a police dog.

“I open the door and there is a red dot pointed at my face from a 9-mm. They say put up your hands, literally.  I just walked and opened up the door….Then they said ‘open the front screen door.’ They say do it with one hand so then I have to do it with one hand. My hands are up and they have me outside,” Rhames says.

The chief of police recognized Rhames, and had the officers stand down. The officers revealed a neighbor called 911, telling the operator a “large black man” had broken into a home. When Rhames and the officers visited the person who made the call, that person denied it.

Rhames knows he was lucky, but the situation made him worry about his son.

“My problem is, as I said this to them, what if it was my son and he had a video game remote or something and you thought it was a gun?” Rhames asks.

Rhames isn’t the first public figure to have a frightening run-in with police. In May, NBA star Sterling Brown was seen being brutalized by police in a parking lot. The officer later joked about the incident on Facebook.

Ex-Lover Of Upstate NY Cop Sent Nude Photos To His Wife, Police Say!

SCHENECTADY — A 31-year-old woman faces misdemeanor charges for allegedly stalking and sending sexually explicit nude photos to the cellphone of the wife of a veteran Schenectady cop when he tried to break off their affair, according to a criminal complaint.

Kimberly Duncan is charged with fourth-degree stalking and third-degree obscenity in the incident between March 4 and Monday, according to court papers. Duncan is accused of sending “nude photographs depicting her breast and vaginal area with an obscene performance” to the cellphone of the wife of Sean Clifford, 48.

He is the older brother of a police Chief Eric Clifford and a seasoned police canine officer.

Sean Clifford said in a statement to the Times Union said he is sorry for his conduct.

“This is a difficult time for my family and I am doing all I can to protect them,” he said. “I sincerely apologize to my family for the embarrassment that this has brought them.”

On Friday, the police chief referred questions to the New York State Police.

State Police spokesman Mark Cepiel was out the office Friday and could not be reached for comment.

The investigation was handled by Investigator James Castiglione with the State Police barracks in Princetown.

The complaint alleges that from March 4 to April 16, Duncan “at various times and various locations, including a restaurant in Schenectady … intentionally, knowingly, and unlawfully and for no legitimate purpose engaged in a course of conduct directed at” Sean Clifford’s wife by calling her cellphone to cause fear in the woman and her family.

Duncan was arraigned Wednesday in Schenectady City Court and released pending a May 2 court appearance.

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