- Associated Press - Monday, March 26, 2018

MIAMI (AP) - Authorities say a man pulled a knife on a Florida pastor and parishioner and threatened to kill them after they prayed with him.

Thirty-year-old Ramon Ortiz Felipe was arrested Sunday and charged with burglary, aggravated assault at a religious institution and criminal mischief in a place of worship.

According to an arrest report, Felipe was walking outside the Miami church and appeared to be drunk. One of the victims offered to pray with him and Felipe agreed. Afterward, authorities say he went into the church and refused to leave, brandishing a pocket knife and pulling the door off the frame.

The arrest report says the pastor and the parishioner fled to a car and locked the doors but Felipe followed and tried to break the windows.

NBC 6 reports he fled but was caught a short time later.


Information from: WTVJ-TV, http://www.nbc6.net/index.html

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