Son of a biscuit! She did crash that funeral. As reported by FoxCarolina.com:
According to a[n] incident report, Nicole Leonard walked into the church while the funeral was going on and started dancing near the casket.
Sure, that’s weird, but read on.
The report said that Leonard then started waving a wand around the casket before opening it and laying her hands on the deceased. Leonard then started tapping the deceased man’s head with the wand, which was described as a car antenna.
You might be wondering, as I did, what her connection was to the deceased. None!
“(It’s) kind of ironic and weird in its own right, especially for someone with no connection to the family or the deceased in any way that we can find,” [Laurens County Sheriff Ricky] Chastain said. [He happened to be at the funeral.] “(She) just picked this funeral at random to stop in and do what she did.”
Surely Ms. Leonard can clear this up.
According to the incident report, when Leonard was asked why she did it, she said that she thought it was the right thing to do at the time.
See? It all makes sense. (She was charged with “disrupting a funeral.”)