Another case of the demonic at work. Most criminals use a gun, knife, or whatever is around them when robbing or attacking somebody, but this man intentionally stole crucifixes and then used them as weapons in his crime spree:
According to the Ventura Police Department, Forrest Brantley, 35, broke into the gift shop of a Spanish mission early Thursday morning and stole a pair of crucifixes.
Brantley … then attempted to rob a victim of their phone in the mission’s parking lot. “When the victim refused to give Brantley the phone, Brantley hit that victim with one of the crucifixes,” police charge.
Brantley then began walking down Ventura’s Main Street “and did the same thing to two more victims, striking them with the crucifix,” cops reported. He subsequently broke the car window of a 75-year-old man who was seated inside the vehicle and “struck the man, causing him injury.”
After breaking into a thrift store and stealing a bicycle, Brantley “approached another victim…and battered that victim by striking him with the crucifix.”
Officers subsequently apprehended Brantley and booked him into the Ventura County jail on an assortment of misdemeanor and felony charges. Locked up in lieu of $202,500 bail, Brantley is scheduled to appear in Superior Court this afternoon.(source)