A Southgate, Michigan man named Scott D. Guzik was clocked driving his Camaro at 106 mph by an Indiana State Trooper who gave chase resulting in an hour long pursuit involving multiple police agencies through several counties before Guzik tried to abandon his vehicle near Lebanon. Inside his car sat his 6 year-old daughter, Amanda. When questioned by police on just what the hell he was doing Guzik replied that God was driving the vehicle, not him, and that he was on his way to sacrifice his daughter under God’s orders.
According to a probable cause affidavit filed Monday in Tippecanoe Superior Court 6, Guzik told Trooper Jerrod Patty that the vehicle was driving itself and going fast because “it must be what God wanted.”
Formal charges have yet to be filed.
Guzik said God spoke to him by applying pressure to Guzik’s temples, neck and forehead.
He told police he was led by God from his home outside Detroit into the country to sacrifice his daughter, who, Guzik told police, had been attacked by demons in her sleep.
Guzik said God told him to get his daughter out of his house to escape the demons because she was in danger.
Sacrificing his daughter, Guzik told police, would save the world.
The natural reaction to stories like this is to assume that the people making these claims are nutcases, but I always have to wonder why the True Believers™ seem to make that assumption along with the rest of us. For folks who so sincerely believe that God and Satan are real and active in their lives and that demons really do try to possess people they don’t seem particularly compelled to believe the likes of Guzik when events like these take place. How do they know he’s not telling the truth? It’s not like this scenario hasn’t made it’s way into countless Hollywood movies including The Omen series. What if sacrificing his daughter really would save the world from an impending apocalypse that’s right around the corner?
I suppose I shouldn’t press my luck in asking questions like that lest I unleash a torrent of people demanding the sacrifice of various individuals because God told them it was necessary. I’m sure Pat Robertson and Kent Hovind wouldn’t mind seeing me accused of being demon possessed.