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Wisconsin man who stalked Jewel says God made him do it

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For two consecutive days, Michael Kozelka staked out singer-songwriter Jewel's sprawling 2,000-acre ranch in rural Texas where he prowled about with his dog. It's unclear what exactly he was doing or what his intentions were, but authorities say he was brandishing a pocket knife during his arrest. 

But before you cast aspertions, know this: God told him to do it.

From WCCO:

"He was not aggressive and was not mad," Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant told The Associated Press on Tuesday. "He just said he was on a mission from God, that God told him to come to Stephenville and led him to this ranch."

Bryant declined to say what Kozelka may have said about Jewel or her husband, and it's unclear if either was home at the time.

Kozelka, 50, was charged with stalking, a felony that carries a maximum 10-year jail sentence, according to jail records.

Kozelka is clearly blaming the wrong mythological entity here. If Jimmy Swaggart, Ted Haggard, and their ilk have taught us anything, it's that you're supposed to blame Satan after you get caught doing something weird. Chalking up misdeeds to a demonic red monster residing in the bowels of the earth = sane, potentially redemptive.  Blaming omnipresent man in sky = insane, certainly delusional.