Tuesday, August 26, 2014

No charges in half-naked Messiah incident

A self-proclaimed Messiah is recovering after he attacked a driver while running around while half-naked in the Pennsport section of Philadelphia. On Sunday at around 4am, police spotted the half-naked man who appeared to have been thrown from a black sedan. Investigators say the 57-year-old man was lying on the ground unconscious as the vehicle fled the scene.

The man was taken to Jefferson Hospital and treated for a cut lip. Investigators eventually tracked down five passengers inside the sedan and took them in for questioning. After interviewing the passengers, police determined that the man, who they initially believed was the victim, was actually the aggressor.

According to investigators, the unidentified man became delusional after taking his new medication while drinking alcohol. The man allegedly ran into the street while naked from the waist down. Police say the man was banging on vehicles passing by while claiming he was the Messiah. The "Messiah" then struck a 24-year-old man who was inside the black sedan, according to investigators.

Police say he then fell to the ground after the 24-year-old opened the car door. The "Messiah" allegedly tried to punch him again but the 24-year-old pushed him to the ground. The "Messiah" then chased after the other passengers inside the sedan as they returned to their vehicle and fled the scene. Investigators say the 57-year-old man suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder as well as depression. No one has been charged in the incident.

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