19 February 2011

Colorado Springs police used a stun gun early Thursday morning to try to stop a man calling himself 'God' from what was originally reported as an attempted burglary.

The incident happened at an apartment complex just north of Austin Bluffs Parkway and North Academy Boulevard around 3:40 a.m. Thursday. When police arrived, they said a man claiming to be God charged for them, a police report said.

A neighbor told KRDO Newschannel13 he walked outside when he heard the commotion.

"One of the cops told me to go back to my apartment, but of course I sat there with the door cracked and listened. The guy was totally tripped out," said Rod Smith.

Police said he would not comply with orders, forcing officers to use a stun gun. It didn't stop the man, and he charged officers once again, according to police.

Police tried again to use a stun gun, but it still didn't work. The man tried to run, but was tackled by officers in the hallway, police said. It took four officers to get him under control.

After medical personnel arrived, the man admitted to smoking mushrooms, a hallucinogenic drug with similar effects to LSD.