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Sunday, July 6, 2008

Biblical News Item

So they write this one off to wine and paranoid schizophrenia. If only.

From The Kitsap Sun:

BREMERTON

A 37-year-old mentally ill man was arrested Friday after drinking more than a bottle of wine, loudly reciting from the Bible and then shoving his sister and mother when they tried to calm him down.

Bremerton police were called to the house on the 100 block of Arvon Avenue after receiving word of a domestic assault, reports said. The man also shoved his mother during the confrontation and threw a chair against a wall, causing some damage.

The man has been treated for paranoid schizophrenia but drank about 1½ bottles of wine, which has led him in the past to violent behavior.

The 42-year-old said she heard her brother “shouting out biblical passages,” she told investigators, and went to try and calm him down. The man told officers he was reading the Bible “loudly” and that his sister should be arrested for telling him what to do, the report said.

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