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Suspected burglar hits policeman with Bible, arrested

/ 04:49 PM September 29, 2020
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A burglary suspect was arrested after striking a policeman in the face with a Bible near his home in Florida, United States.

Authorities arrived at Robert Otis Hoskins’ residence on Sept. 22 after receiving a 911 call from his neighbor about a burglary, as per The Smoking Gun yesterday, Sept. 28.

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As one officer began questioning Hoskins, the suspect started shouting and approached the policeman while holding a Bible. Hoskins then threw the religious book which hit the policeman’s face and jaw.

Another officer also noted that Hoskins “stated something like ‘I condemn you’” when he hurled the book.

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The policemen eventually managed to handcuff Hoskins after tasing him, according to the report. Following the altercation, Hoskins pooped on himself before being booked into a nearby jail.

Hoskins later told authorities that God had told him to break into his neighbor’s home to free the latter’s juvenile daughter. However, his wife explained that Hoskins has a “drug problem.”

Police charged Hoskins with burglary, larceny, resisting, battery on a law enforcement officer and criminal mischief.

He is currently being held in the Marion County jail with a bond set at $13,000 (around P630,000), as per report. Hoskins is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 27. Ryan Arcadio/JB

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