Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Man Claims To Be Devil, Attacks Stranger

Authorities say a homeless Treasure Coast man claimed to be the devil and attacked another man outside a Port St. Lucie convenience store. The victim told police that a man, later identified as 53-year-old John Eugene Yale Jr., approached him early Monday morning and began speaking with him. After a few minutes, Yale shouted, "I am the Devil and I am going to kill you."A reports says Yale jammed his thumbs into the man's eyes, which were caused to bleed. The victim told police he hit Yale and ran home. Officers found Yale nearby a short time later. Yale was charged with aggravated battery. He was being held on $20,000 bail.