Sunday, August 20, 2006
Found this interesting story in today's newspaper:
By MIKE SACCONE
The Daily Sentinel
Nathaniel Boggs, who claimed to be God, was taken into
custody about 9 p.m. Friday after he was spotted running
naked in a field in the 15,000 block of DS Road.
Boggs, 26, of Grand Junction told deputies and the men
who reported him to the authorities that he was God,
according to Sgt. Todd Rowell.
Rowell said after the neighbor who reported the man
running in the field contacted deputies and said he did
not want to press charges, Boggs was taken to Grand
Junction and released.
Jonathon Schmalz, who lives adjacent to the field where
Boggs was found, said his wife called him during the
evening said his neighbors had seen a crazy guy near
Schmalz said he and his neighbor ventured out in the
field where they found a man traipsing about, singing
and saying he “loved everybody.”
“Oh, we found the guy,” Schmalz said. “He was as naked
as a jaybird.”
Schmalz said Boggs was “praying to Jesus” and calling
himself God. He said Boggs seemed “wacked out on drugs.”
“So we told him to lay down and called the cops,” Schmalz
said. “I guess he came over from the movies. He was just
mumbling this and that.”
Schmalz said the deputies from the Mesa County Sheriff’s
Department then took Boggs away.
“I got kids in the house,” Schmalz said. “If he would have
showed up on my doorstep, things would have gotten
Moral to the story:
If you see a naked person running around...it might be God!
Posted by Tom Hamann at 8:36 PM