A Texas man has been charged for allegedly carving a large pentagram into his son's back in honor of 12/12/12.
Brent Troy Bartel, 39, allegedly told a 911 dispatcher that he did it because "it's a holy day," reported The Dallas Morning News.
"I shed some innocent blood," he told the dispatcher.
"I inscribed a pentagram on my son."
Around the world, Wednesday's date has been celebrated and honored because 12-12-12 is a once-in-a-century event.
But police were shocked at Bartel's alleged crime.
The boy's mother ran to a neighbor's house in north Texas to call police, telling them Bartel had cut a pentagram, a five-pointed star inside a circle that is most commonly associated with the occult and satanism, into her son's back.
The boy was taken to Cook Children's Hospital and was expected to make a full recovery as the cuts were not deep enough to scar.
A local policeman, Sergeant Nathan Stringer, told WFAA: "This is something you normally hear about in the movies, not something you expect to see."
Bartel faces charges of aggravated assault with a weapon.