A viral post by the Dickson City Police Department has left people shaking their heads in confusion after police wrote that they apparently stopped an exorcism in the store on June 21.
The words “Home Depot” and “exorcism” are two not normally heard in the same sentence. The Pennsylvania-based department claimed in a daily crime blotter post that what they encountered in the hardware store was indeed an exorcism – over the wood.
The department’s Facebook post gained attention due to its bizarre nature, and has been shared over 850 times.
Apparently, police were called to the store at around 3:30 p.m. to deal with “disorderly people.”
When they arrived, they saw “two individuals having an exorcism in the lumber aisle for the dead trees.”
The two exorcists were both dressed in black, according to the Dickson City Police Chief William Bilinski. Bilinski told the Scranton Times-Tribune that the men were “chanting and moaning” and “it looked like they were trying to do an exorcism.”
Another officer told the Philly Voice, “There were two people hanging out in the lumber department doing their little exorcism thing. Some people at the store started picking up that something was happening that was not necessarily normal. Police were called to the store and they were escorted out of the building. It was a séance type of thing for the dead,” he said.
The officer added that the “exorcists” will not be charged.
Staff at the store declined to comment, and authorities did not say what the men thought they were doing or why the wood may have been possessed or demonic.
Commenters to the post were clearly confused, with one suggesting that the police intended to say the men were “having an exercise” and not an exorcism.
“THE POWER DRILL OF CHRIST COMPELS YOU,” wrote another jokingly.
“How does a wood exorcism happen in 2021 and not a single person in Home Depot videoed this for our entertainment. I need answers,” another commenter wrote.