A 28-year-old Tacoma, Washington man told police they would only find heavenly stimulants in his system after he was arrested for allegedly driving into another car before attacking a gas station clerk, KOMO-TV reported on Tuesday.
Police documents state that the suspect, Anthoney Stanley, told officers that “he is filled with the Holy Spirit and said the officer could draw his blood, but all he would find would be God.”
Stanley allegedly rear-ended a car that was stopped in a turn lane late last week, then backed his car up and drove into the gas station. The driver of the other vehicle reportedly told attorneys that the suspect was “upset” and yelling at the time of the collision.
After arriving at the gas station, Stanley allegedly put two packages of donuts on the counter and yelled to the clerk that he needed gas, telling him he had no money.
But when the clerk locked the cash register, the suspect reportedly climbed over the counter and cursed at the clerk, attempting to open the register. He later fled the scene and was tracked down with the use of a K9 officer.
Despite Stanley’s assurances that he was full of the “Holy Spirit,” police drew a sample of his blood. He was charged with driving under the influence, hit-and-run, attempted robbery and driving with a suspended license.
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