COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A man claiming to be God fended off two Taser blasts before Colorado Springs police tackled and arrested him Thursday morning.
Jorelle Antivo, 21, charged police in the hallway at an apartment building in central Colorado Springs just after 3:30 a.m., according to police reports.
Officers had been called to the Residence at Austin Bluffs, 4130 Morning Sun Ave., to investigate a burglary. They found Antivo, who police later learned had been smoking hallucinogenic psilocybin mushrooms, also known as magic mushrooms.
The officers ordered Antivo to lie down, but he refused. That's when he was shot with the first Taser blast, which had no effect, according to the report.
Antivo advanced on the officers, at some point professing his divine status, and the officers pushed him away and hit him a second time with the Taser. Once again, Antivo didn't slow, and this time tried to run from the officers. He was tackled in the hallway.
According to the report, it took four officers to finally control Antivo. He was taken to an area hospital, arrested for obstructing an officer, and later released.
Antivo had not been trying to burglarize apartments, police said, but had mistaken the apartment building for his own dwelling and was attempting to open apartment doors with his house key.