SEGUIN, Texas – An armed man who told the Texas police that he was going to the church to fulfill his "prophecy" (all local times):
A Southeast Texas police chief stated that the handgun that a man was wearing while she was going to a church to fulfill a "prophecy" had been stolen a few days earlier in a house.
Vidor (VY) police chief Rod Carroll said on Monday that it was unclear whether Tony Dwayne Albert, 33, was involved in the theft of the weapon or where he had obtained it later.
Carroll says that Albert, who had been found with the gun, extra ammunition and a face shield, had apparently threatened a Baptist church in Vidor, near the border with Louisiana.
Albert was arrested Sunday by a policeman on leave in Seguin, a suburb of San Antonio, 402 kilometers from Vidor. We do not know what brought Albert to the San Antonio area.
Carroll says family members told investigators that Albert had a history of mental illness.
A waitress from the suburbs of San Antonio said that an armed man who had gone to a church to accomplish "a prophecy" after his arrest had asked him to tell him how to get to a church.
Brianna Jimenez told KSAT that 33-year-old Tony Dwayne Albert II went to the restroom at Las Mañanitas Mexican restaurant in Sequin on Sunday and then went to ask for the nearest Baptist church.
Jimenez says that he received instructions and that when he left, she saw him grab a gun. She says that an employee locked the door after he left and that his mother called the police, who arrested Albert after finding him with a loaded handgun, extra ammo and a face mask.
Online records show that he is jailed for drug and weapons complaints, but does not appoint a lawyer for him.