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Man Charged With DUI, Hit And Run Says He Was Simply ‘Filled With The Holy Spirit’

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

A Washington man charged with driving under the influence (DUI) and attempted robbery told a police officer that they could draw his blood “but all he would find would be God.”

Anthoney Stanley, 28, allegedly rear-ended a car in a turning lane in Tacoma on Thursday. The other driver described Stanley as upset and yelling at the time.

He then backed up and drove to a gas station nearby. He took two boxes of donuts and yelled at a clerk that he needed gas, according to the charges filed in Pierce County Superior Court last week.

The clerk told police he asked Stanley if he had any money and when he said no, the clerk locked the cash register.

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Stanley allegedly hopped over the counter and tried to pry the register open. He fled the scene and was eventually tracked down by a police dog.

Officers reported that he appeared to be under the influence of stimulants.

"He said he is filled with the Holy Spirit and said the officer could draw his blood, but all he would find would be God," the charging documents stated.

In custody, Stanley allegedly accused the other driver of waving a gun at him. He said he jumped the counter in the gas station because he needed money for gas.

He was charged with DUI, hit and run, attempted robbery, driving with a suspended license and failing to use the required ignition interlock device.

Sources: TheBlaze, KOMO News