TACOMA, Wash., June 10 (UPI) -- A Washington man who denied being high during an alleged attempt to snatch cash and doughnuts from a gas stations sounds like he is full of it – the Holy Spirit that is.
Anthoney Stanley allegedly rear-ended a car in Tacoma, yelled at the other driver and then drove to a gas station.
Stanley then demanded gas and attempted to take two packages of doughnuts after admitting that he had no money.
When the station's clerk locked the register, the 28-year-old lunged across the counter in an attempt to get the money. He also reportedly hurled curses and tossed actual objects in the direction of the clerk and a witness.
A police dog was eventually able to locate Stanley and he "appeared to be under the influence of stimulants at the time" of his arrest, KOMO reported.
Despite his appearance and demeanor, Stanley insisted he was not on drugs. "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," according to the charging documents.
After Stanley had his blood drawn, he was charged with attempted robbery, DUI, hit and run, driving with a suspended license and failing to use the required ignition interlock device.