US woman claims ‘God told her’ to shoot cars because of eclipse

A woman checked out of a Florida hotel and allegedly told staff that she was going on a God-directed shooting spree because of the solar eclipse.

Taylon Nichelle Celestine, 22, of Georgia, then allegedly shot two drivers before being arrested and charged with attempted murder.

Celestine entered the Interstate 10 highway 180 kilometres from the Alabama border in the Florida Panhandle and headed west.
One vehicle was shot multiple times.
One vehicle was shot multiple times. (Florida Highway Patrol)

Within 8 kilometres, she fired into a passing car several times, spraying auto glass and grazing the driver in the arm, Florida Highway Patrol said in a statement.

She then allegedly fired at a second vehicle, hitting the driver in the neck.

The driver was injured and treated at a hospital.

Troopers stopped the woman after she drove for about 26 kilometres and allegedly found her with an AR-15 rifle and 9mm handgun.

She was arrested and booked into the Holmes County jail.

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She was charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and improper discharge of a firearm.

Florida Highway Patrol didn’t provide details about bail.

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