Armed Man Wearing 'Tactical Style Clothing' Arrested On Way To Texas Church To Fulfill 'Prophecy,' Cops Say
Tony Albert was described as "oddly dressed" and "carrying a loaded firearm and extra ammunition" while trying to find a Baptist church in Seguin, Texas.
A Texas man, allegedly armed and dressed in tactical gear, was arrested over the weekend while on his way to a church in order to fulfill an unexplained "prophecy."
Police in Seguin, Texas, not too far from San Antonio, arrested Tony Dwayne Albert II at around 7 a.m. Sunday after a woman reported seeing a man with a gun, wearing a surgical face mask and tactical-style clothing, according to ABC News.
"An SPD officer, who was off-duty at the time, was the first on the scene and observed an oddly dressed male wearing tactical style clothing, a surgical face shield, carrying a loaded firearm and extra ammunition," Seguin Police Department Spokesperson Tanya Brown told ABC News. "During the investigation, officers revealed that 33 year old Tony Albert was allegedly en-route to unidentified church to fulfill what he called a prophecy."
It’s unclear what exactly that prophecy was.
Brianna Jimenez, a waitress at Las Mañanitas Mexican restaurant, told KSAT News in San Antonio that Albert walked into the establishment to ask for someone to drive him to the nearest Baptist church.
"He was looking at me and he was saying something about, 'Do you know where the nearest church is at?'" she said. "And he said Baptist church."
Police have arrested Albert on charges of possession of marijuana and being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to KSAT News. He is being held on $100,000 bail, according to online jail records. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer who can speak on his behalf at this time.
Albert has a lengthy criminal history which includes convictions for attempting to take a weapon from a peace officer and for assault causing bodily injury against a family member in another incident.
[Photo: Seguin Police Department]