Man who slammed vehicle into Planned Parenthood said God made him do it
That crazy guy who rammed his vehicle into the St. Paul Planned Parenthood on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade? Well, he is actually crazy.
The Ramsey County attorney's office charged Matthew Lee Derosia, 32, of Cottage Grove with two counts of first-degree criminal damage to property.
The Pioneer Press has more details on the suspect, who has had mental health issues in the past:
Derosia has been hospitalized for mental illness at least a dozen times since 2004, court records show. The most recent hospitalization was in November, after he allegedly damaged a Cottage Grove church.
He suffers from schizoaffective disorder and has "delusional thoughts and religious preoccupation," according to an order for commitment filed Dec. 23 in Ramsey County Mental Health Court. "He feels tormented because of his religious beliefs."
Police found Derosia standing outside his vehicle holding a crucifix and shouting what was believed to be Bible verses, the complaint said. He then started shouting, "Close down the Auschwitz death camp," the PiPress says.
An officer interviewed Derosia at the Ramsey County jail. He said he had been watching a Catholic channel and witnessed abortions.
"Derosia felt he wasn't doing enough protesting," the complaint said. "Derosia said that we are in World War III and that Jesus is coming back really soon. Jesus told Derosia to drive the truck into Planned Parenthood to stop the murderers."
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