An Indiana man claiming to be God wreaked havoc on a Muncie Goodwill store Saturday afternoon when he assaulted employees and intimidated customers.
Khaliad Sulaiman Bilal, 24, walked into the store at around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, and started “aggressively approaching” other customers, according to a report by Fox 59.
The report said the man insisted he was the Prophet Muhammad and began preaching to people while trying to place his hands on them.
When a store clerk attempted to intervene, the man choked her and hit her.
Bilal struggled against police officers who responded to a call at the store. He was reportedly tased more than once, but he continued to resist arrest. Bilal kicked the officer who was trying to place him in handcuffs then broke another officer’s hand.
After police were finally able to detain the man, officers put him in an ambulance and took him to Ball Memorial Hospital. When police asked Bilal to identify himself he told them he was “God.”
At around 5:30 a.m. Sunday morning, Bilal reportedly managed to escape from the restraints he was placed in. A nurse and an officer tried to detain the man again and place him back in the restraints, but he struggled against them. He ended up hitting the officer in the face several times during the struggle.
Chasity Fraley told WISH-TV that she was in the store when the incident took place. She said that she saw Bilal assault other Goodwill employees during his rampage.
“A guy had become very irate and was screaming at one of the employees and then grabbed him by the collar and start pushing him and screaming are you scared.”
Fraley reportedly said that she took her kids over to a different aisle when the man said “I’m going to kill everyone in here.”
She said when the officers arrived and tried to detain Bilal, he started to yell “Allah Akbar!”
Bilal faces preliminary charges of battery with injury, strangulation, battery with injury to an officer, intimidation, disorderly conduct, battery without injury, and resisting law enforcement. He will be taken to Delaware County Jail when he leaves the hospital.