Seriously, what do they put in the water in Florida?
To add to the ever-growing list of weird news out of the Sunshine State, we now have Orlando-based man Gustav Potthoff–who attacked his roommate with a butter knife because he mistook him for Jesus. The butter-knife wielder has now also asked a judge to furnish him with a defense attorney who is a fellow atheist. “It’s just my human rights and everything else,” Potthoff, 51, said (against the advice of a public defender). “I’m allowed to be with someone of my own kind.” The bad news is Potthoff is also broke, so he may have to settle for a God-fearing attorney instead.
The poor bastard who happened to be Potthoff’s roommate isRaymond Hernandez, who says that he was watching television in the living room of their home on North Hiawassee Road when Potthoff threw a glass. It missed and shattered against a wall. That turned out to be an initial attack, and Potthoff then came at him with the butter knife. Which is all alleged, of course, but let’s still hope they keep this dude in jail–far from his roommate and very, very far from any mind-altering drugs.