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Acid-tripping man claims to be God, asks cops to cut off his penis

Posted By Kristen Butler, UPI.com   |   April 26, 2013 at 12:15 PM
University of Florida student Michael Joseph Silecchia was wandering around campus apartments when Gainesville police responded to a reports of a suspicious person.

When police arrived, Silecchia took his clothes off and said he was “God” and “straight,” according to The Independent Florida Alligator. The student told officers, “Don’t cut my penis off,” then changed his mind and said, “Cut my penis off,” according to the police report.

Officers say he also yelled that he had taken acid, the hallucinogenic drug LSD, though police haven't confirmed if Silecchia was under the influence at the time.

Silecchia was told several times to dress himself, but refused.. He tried to walk away from police and was physically restrained, prompting a struggle. Silecchia was wrestled to the ground, but rose up to punch a female officer in the head, according to the report.

Officers used a taser on Silecchia six times with "no effect," according to the report. Silecchia was later taken to Shands hospital at UF, where he police say he spat at a hospital employee.

Silecchia faces charges of resisting arrest and two counts of battery on an officer or medical personnel, according to a GPD arrest report.

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