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“God told me to.” A hallmark of mental instability.

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Friday, June 4, 2021

I would be very surprised if the judge in his case did not mandate that he receive mental health help. And, s/he certainly should.

The man is clearly delusional.

And with severe psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, that’s often the case, that, not only are the individuals delusional, but they’re also frequently highly religious.


Man accused of stealing fire service car from Alabama fire station.
Said,“God told me to.”

By Mary Helene Hall
mhall@al.com
2021-06-03, 15:05:32
https://www.al.com/news/2021/06/man-accused-of-stealing-marked-car-from-alabama-fire-station-god-told-me-to.html

A man accused of stealing a marked fire vehicle from a Prichard, Alabama Fire-Rescue station was arrested Wednesday. Prichard is in Mobile County, and adjacent the City of Mobile on its Northern border. The town’s population is under 23,000.

According to FOX10 News – WALA-TV, Virtual Channel 10 (RF Channel 9), Mobile, Alabama – Jeffrey McCants was found a few hours after the crime was committed. The vehicle was stolen from the central station on Turner Road.

Prichard Police tracked the car down and got the suspect out at gun point.

Surveillance video shows Jeffery McCants Jr. walking into central fire station on Turner Road in Prichard.

He had a gas can in his hand and was looking in an area where Prichard Fire and Rescue members say they once stored gasoline. He then walked over to the station’s Ford Crown Victoria, got inside, sat there for a moment and then started it up. He then backed it up, and drove it out of the garage.

“It had the keys in it. I needed some gas so therefore I took the car, I had to. It was the only way to get gas. It said ‘hey man, you’ll get there faster if you take me,’ so I said, ‘ok, car, ima take it,’ so I took it and I washed it. I washed the car,” he said.

The fire department said the employee was getting ready to leave, and went inside to get something. When he came back out, his car was no where to be found.

Prichard Police found the city-owned vehicle parked under a tree at Faulkner Career Technical Center. Officials say the car overheated.

They tracked down McCants in another vehicle reported stolen from Mobile, in that same parking lot.

McCants told NBC 15 News he was only borrowing the car to get some gas.

Mayor Jimmie Gardner says all of the fire equipment was moved into the trunk of the other stolen vehicle.

”So, they weren’t just going to get gas and they weren’t borrowing a vehicle that’s theft and we are charging them,” said Gardner.

We asked McCants again what happened and got a different answer.

“Why did you take the vehicle?,” asked NBC 15 – WPMI-TV Mobile, AL, Virtual Channel 15, RF Channel 15 F.

“I took it because God told me to. God helps me do everything, I steal everything. I steal your heart, baby,” McCants told a FOX10 reporter as he was on his way to jail.

Although another man was arrested, McCants took the blame for the joy ride.

McCants is charged with theft, receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

The driver of the stolen Mobile car, Henry Dixon, is charged theft, and burglary.

Although McCants says God helps him with everything “good and bad,” sometimes, he admits, it doesn’t work out.

“He helps me get away from police, but not this time,” he said.

McCants has a big goal for his days out of jail: “When I get out, I’m gonna steal a police car!”

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