Good luck ritual ends in injury

July 23, 2008 4:37:53 AM PDT
It was supposed to be a Wiccan good-luck ritual.

But police report a woman stabbed herself in the foot at a cemetery in Indiana.

Katherine Gunther accidentally pierced her left foot with a three-foot long sword.

Gunther says she was giving thanks for a recent run of good luck.

But it seems her luck ran out.

The rite involves candles, incense and driving swords into the ground during the full moon.

Her friends took her to a hospital.

Police in Lebanon, Indiana, say they won't be charging Gunther for the self-stabbing.

But officers have warned the Wiccans not to trespass on cemetery property.