Wyckoff NJ police arrested a man who reportedly said he was on a mission from God when he burglarized a woman’s car.
According to law enforcement, the 20-year-old suspect illegally entered a car owned by a 68-year-old Wyckoff New Jersey woman. The suspect allegedly gained access to the car because it was left unlocked in the Wyckoff YMCA parking lot.
The victim found the suspect in her vehicle when she got back from a bus trip. After being dropped off at the Wyckoff YMCA, the victim walked toward her car.
The victim reportedly discovered the suspect reclining in the front seat of her vehicle. The victim later told police that the suspect was wearing her slippers, which she had recently purchased and left in the car.
The victim shouted at the suspect to get out of her vehicle, but he reportedly refused. The suspect then allegedly told victim that God had sent him to her car. The bus driver, as well as several other individuals, came over to the car to offer assistance.
Wyckoff police were called to the scene. When police officers questioned the suspect, he reportedly told them that God had sent him to the car.
The suspect, who lives in Paterson NJ, was charged with a number of crimes, including burglary, theft, and resisting arrest. The suspect was also charged with hindering apprehension because he allegedly provided police with a false name and address during questioning.
After being placed under arrest and processed, the suspect was transported to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ. He was being held at the jail on a $3,500 bail amount.
For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Car Burglar Told Woman He Was Sent by God, Police Say.”