Driver 'Possessed By Devil' Smashes Into Church To Seek Safety At Altar
A driver who crashed into a church in Spain claimed he was 'possessed by the devil'.
The man rammed his Jeep through the doors of the San Juan Evangelista church in Sonseca at around 1am on Wednesday, telling officers he could only be safe next to the altar.
A spokesperson for Mariano Perea police said the man - who owns a head shop (a place that sells bongs and similar paraphernalia, not heads) - was unable to break through the doors of the church on the first attempt. A woman then approached the car to see if the driver was OK, thinking the crash had been an accident, but the driver then lowered his window and scared the woman away by shouting at her.
The woman then called emergency services as the driver continually rammed the doors until he eventually broke through and drove down the aisle to the altar.
Spanish Civil Guard agents reportedly found the man visibly disturbed next to the altar, where he claimed he was 'possessed by the devil' and 'could only be safe there'.
The driver was transferred to the Virgen de la Salud hospital in Toledo with several injuries and he remains under observation. He has had drug and alcohol tests, but it is unclear if the results were positive.
No other people were reported as injured in the incident. The case is now being investigated by local authorities.
In November, a man narrowly avoided being hit by a car in his own living room after a car crashed into his house.
Stan Miller, 75, had been sat in his living room in Cambridge writing out some Christmas cards when he got out of his chair and popped to the toilet.
Just seconds after he had left the room a Vauxhall Corsa smashed through the wall of his bungalow and ended up halfway into his living room.
Gigel Matei, 32, was arrested at the scene.
Mr Miller - who has nine grandchildren - said he heard a loud crash just as he reached the hallway of his home. He added that there has been a few 'near misses' over the years, as his house is located on the corner of a T-junction with a mini roundabout.
Matei reportedly attempted to flee the scene but was chased down by a neighbour who convinced him to come back. He admitted criminal damage, drink-driving, having no full licence, insurance or a valid test certificate and was jailed for 14 months.
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