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Man Claiming To Be God Breaks Into Homes

Reported: May. 11, 2014 7:20 PM EDT
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FALL MILLS, W.Va. (Chris Williams) -- Brenda Teter says James Maciak isn't what comes to mind when she thinks of God.
Teter says Maciak showed up at her house around 11 on Friday night, smashed her front door's window out, then started banging on the bedroom window.

"I was scared to death. I didn't know if he had a gun or what he was going to do to us. I didn't know nothing," said Brenda Teter.

Teter's husband Raymond was able to get Maciak off the front porch, but she says Maciak started tearing up their yard, still claiming he was God.

"He told my husband, he said you come out here I'm going to kill you and send you to heaven. Then he said bring your granddaughter out here because she is gonna be the next one to go," Teter added.

Troopers said Maciak left the teter house and went across the bridge, and broke into two more homes, allegedly stealing a car. Maciak then drove that car about a mile away, to Tim Meadows' house.

"I was woke up, and it was a guy just beating on me. He had beaten me across the head. When I woke up I didn't know what was going on. If I knew now, I would have shot him," said Tim Meadows.

Meadows claims Maciak grabbed a loaded gun on the night stand and put it to his head. That's when his dog started biting Maciak.

"In that period of time, I was able to get the gun away from him. After I got the gun away from him we came back into the hallway and living room," Meadows added.

Meadows said he and Maciak continued to fight before Maciak took off with his wallet, car, and sped off towards Flatwoods. That's where troopers arrested him...And say he wasn't giving up on the claim of being god.

The crazy night of break-ins has left people of this small community, around fall mills, rattled.

"My blood pressure is still up a little bit. It will go away here in a few days," added Teter.



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