What would you do…if your parent’s home (where you currently live) is burglarized and you need someone to blame—and you have alcoholic biochemistry? (TAR Lite # 26)
1. Blame the burglar?
2. Discuss security with your father (the homeowner) and vow to improve security?
3. Blame your father, because you believe he is Satan?
Congratulations if you selected # 3, because that’s what an unnamed 25-year-old did. By itself, you’d be hard-pressed to end up in jail by holding a belief. However, the man acted out on his belief by pulling his father down a street towards a church, where he could atone, while yelling obscenities and screaming, “I’m taking you to church because you are Satan!” The “pulling” was so violent he was charged with third-degree assault and harassment. Police say when they arrived at the scene, the 25-year-old was screaming, “I am God!” and was biting his 63-year-old father on the shoulder. Police attempted to subdue him with Taser shocks, but managed to restrain him only after additional officers arrived.
The son, who was taken for medical treatment, told nurses he took synthetic marijuana, known as spice, along with ecstasy. He also said he was having “the worst religious experience” of his life. You think?
BTW, the chemicals in synthetic marijuana apparently can cause psychotic episodes. This is not your garden-variety pot. I imagine the ecstasy didn’t help matters, since drugs potentiate each other, packing a much more powerful punch than two doses of either drug by itself.