EVERETT, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges he stole a pastor’s car at gunpoint, claiming to be God in the process.
Online court records don’t list an attorney for 29-year-old Joshua Mellott, of Breezewood, whose arrest was first reported Tuesday by the Altoona Mirror.READ MORE: Clemson Continues Domination Of Pitt In 75-48 Loss For Panthers
Police say an assistant pastor of the Everett Church of God and another church member saw Mellott breaking into the trunk of a car setting off an alarm as they exited the church before noon Saturday.
Police say Mellott took a gun from that car and fired it through the window of another vehicle, before the pastor gave up his keys while Mellott brandished the gun.READ MORE: Nittany Lions Baffled By Murray Brothers, Lose 68-51 To Iowa
Mellott allegedly drove away across the church lawn in the pastor’s car, and was arrested a short time later at his home.
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