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Swedish town in fear of face-slapping 'saviour'

The Local/rm · 6 Dec 2011, 11:36

Published: 06 Dec 2011 11:36 GMT+01:00

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”The teachers intervened when he was disturbing the order at the high school and he responded by getting violent,” said police officer John-Åke Andersson to local paper Barometern.

The man has been spotted trying to ”bless” people in many places around Hultsfred during the autumn, according to the paper.

He says he is God's elect ”saviour” and reportedly has zero tolerance for those who don't share his belief.

The 40-year-old has been barred from a number of places in the area. He has previously tried to help out at the local church, against the will of the pastor and the other church staff.

During the summer, the man chose the library as a venue to bless people. When told to leave by an employee, the man grew violent and tried to strike the librarian, according to news site Nyheterna.net.

During the summer he also reportedly tried to hit someone at the railway station in Högsby.

In October, the man went into another local school, Allbäcksskolan, to bless the children and the teachers. He had been there previously, but this time one of the teachers had had enough and told him that he was not allowed on the premises.

The man, affronted, then struck the teacher with an open hand.

According to the police, the man's ”blessing” days may soon be over, as extensive charges against him are being prepared.

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”But because he keeps getting into trouble, the preliminary investigation keeps being extended with new interrogations,” said Andersson to Barometern.

However, on Monday he was arrested, under suspicion of assault, according to Nyheterna.net.

The man is also reported to have visited the police station in Hultsfred on his own accord, wanting to bless the police. However, when the officers told him not to, he left without causing any further trouble.

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Your comments about this article

11:38 December 6, 2011 by spo10
He needs psychiatric help otherwise this whole "bless" thing won't stop and he will keep on hurting people who would go against him.
11:40 December 6, 2011 by occassional
May the Lord smite thee down.
11:53 December 6, 2011 by HYBRED
Maybe a return left hook and a broken nose would cure his problem.
12:02 December 6, 2011 by Villary
Lol, this man is funny... Why didnt he strike the police officers when then turned him down? hahaha
13:25 December 6, 2011 by godnatt
Sapo needs to do something about all these Christian terrorists. ;)
14:18 December 6, 2011 by hatim
so if he continues doing the same thing, the investigation will never be over untill he dies of natural causes and 100 years later the Swedish government finally catches up with the investigation.

May be they should cut down on the coffee breaks of the investigators, they might actually get some work done.
17:25 December 6, 2011 by swedengreat
May be now he was blessing the people inside jail...lol
22:05 December 6, 2011 by wxman
Folks about their daily business have a right to not be bothered by these street lunatics. Lock him up where normal people don't have to put up with his ravings and anti-social behavior.
00:37 December 7, 2011 by mafketis
You know a country sucks when even its crazy people are boring....
06:43 December 7, 2011 by philster61
Religion is a mental disorder...
08:12 December 7, 2011 by Abang Beruang
@philster61, this guy is a maniac, it has got nothing to do with religion!

@swedengreat, you read my mind! LOL....
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