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Police: Man Who Hit Car, Tried To Steal Money From Gas Station Said He Was ‘Filled With The Holy Spirit’

SEATTLE (CBS Seattle) — A man accused of hitting a car and trying to steal money from a gas station said he was “filled with the Holy Spirit.”

KOMO-TV reports that 28-year-old Anthoney Stanley was arrested last Thursday in Tacoma.

Authorities say that Stanley originally rear-ended a car, yelling at the driver. He then went to a local gas station and yelled to the clerk that he needed gas. When Stanley told the clerk he didn’t have money for the gas, authorities say he hopped the counter in an effort to open the cash register. He also began throwing items at the clerk and another witness.

Police eventually tracked Stanley down after he left the gas station and believed he was under the influence of the stimulants.

Stanley denied being on drugs, instead saying that all officers will find in his blood is God.

“He said he is filled with the Holy Spirit and said the officer could draw his blood, but all he would find would be God,” a charging document obtained by KOMO stated.

Stanley was charged with DUI, hit-and-run, and attempted robbery, among others.

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