Lamor Whitehead, a Brooklyn Bishop who is often in the news for the wrong reasons mostly, for bragging about his pieces of jewelry, and properties, and recently for his million-dollar mid-sermon jewelry robbery is in the news again, this time for a possible assault.
According to the controversial preacher, the woman interrupted his Sunday preaching and started cussing and calling him names, he sensed a possible danger and hence grabbed her to prevent his family from being harmed.
For a bishop, preaching in front of his large congregation, one may ask what possible danger could he be frightened of, from an unharmed woman or this is just one of his attention-seeking gimmicks?
However, it didn’t end well, as both Bishop Lamor and the unknown woman were arrested and put in cells. The two were released later. Bishop Lamor however mentioned that the officers apologized for the inconvenience and the possible trauma his congregation will relive.
Bishop Lamor was arrested in his church, Leaders of Tomorrow International in Canarsie, in front of his family and the congregation. He complained about how unfair the treatment was when he was merely protecting his family from being harmed by dragging the woman by the neck out of the church. But was arrested and handcuffed in front of the church and children that look up to him.
Narrating the incident to Daily News, Bishop Lamor Whitehead, claimed the altercation between the woman brought back memories of when the armed robbers pointed their guys at his face.
“They lock me up in front of my children, in front of my wife, in front of my church,” Whitehead told the Daily News hours after his release. “They publicly embarrassed me, and then they drop all the charges after two hours and apologize to me.”
“I was almost done with my preaching and these two young ladies came in and sat in the back,” he recounted.
“You want to come preach? Come on up here,” Whitehead was heard saying to one of the women who could be heard shouting off-camera during the social media live stream of the services. “I’m gonna make you famous.”
The video shows the bishop walk off camera and tell someone, “Now move her out of here,” while heckling continues.
“She came in the middle aisle and just [started] cussing me out, calling me all types of names, calling me all types of things,” Whitehead said.
“She came back storming toward my wife and my 10-month-old baby,” he continued. “She went toward my wife and that’s when I grabbed her. I grabbed her and took her out of my church. All I could remember was the guys with the guns who put their gun in my baby’s face.”
The video shows Whitehead appearing to grab the woman by the back of the neck and push her off camera before yelling, “Grab her! Grab her!”
“They put me in cuffs and I told them I wasn’t getting in, and they grabbed me and picked me up and put me in the car,” Whitehead said. “There were a lot of little kids in church that are frightened now — again. All the little babies in my church saw me get arrested, the ones that look up to me.”
Police began to process Whitehead at the 69th Precinct station house.
“They dropped all the charges and let me out,” he said. “You don’t get to arrest me and throw me in prison. They had me in a cell with someone with felony charges and let me out. It’s not going to stop here. If I was a rabbi, if I was a Catholic priest, they would have never done this.”
Whitehead was heard in the video calling out the disruption for social media purposes.
“They were some wannabe up-and-coming bloggers,” he said. “They came to my church to disrupt my service.”
This incident is probably one of his ridiculous ways to make it into the headlines again. It looks like trouble is always knocking at Bishop Lamor Whitehead’s door and he seems to love it since it puts him in the news.
Here is the video of Lamor grabbing the woman’s neck and kicking her out like some piece of trash: