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Pizza Thief To 911: ‘This is Jesus Christ And I just Broke Into Pizza Hut’

Richard Lee Quintero called 911 to explain that he broke into a Pizza Hut to eat some pizza and drink some Mountain Dew. He said that as Jesus, he can do what he wants. 

By Gina Tron

What Would Jesus Do?

Would he break a window of a Pizza Hut to get some pizza and drink some Mountain Dew?

That’s exactly one what man who claimed to be Jesus Christ said he did on Wednesday morning.

Richard Lee Quintero, 46, allegedly broke into a Pizza Hut in High Point, North Carolina by smashing a window. Then, he called police to report what he had done.

“Yes, this is Jesus Christ and I just broke into the Pizza Hut,” he told a dispatcher as detailed in an audio recording of the 911 call obtained by WFMY in Greensboro. “I broke the window. Jesus is here now, he’s back to earth. I just broke in and had a pizza. I’m Jesus.”

When the dispatcher asked what he looked like, Quintero replied, “I look like Jesus. What else am I supposed to look like?”

Quintero admitted he ate some pizza, and drank some Mountain Dew, “because I’m Jesus, I can do whatever I want.” He added that he’s “tired of the Judases on this earth.”

He went on to tell the dispatcher that he suffers from schizophrenia and that he was starving. When questioned where his home is Quintero replied that he is from “heaven” but later said he is originally from Indiana. He said he stays everywhere he can but often gets kicked out of places. He said that “everybody’s been treating me mean.”

Police said Quintero was cooperative when they arrested him. He’s been charged with felony breaking and entering and felony larceny and was given a $1,000 bond, according to WFMY in Raleigh. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer who can speak on his behalf or if he was given any mental health treatment.

[Photo: High Point Police Department]