An atheist from Florida has been arraigned for stabbing his roommate simply because he looks like Jesus.
51-year old Gustav Potthoff allegedly attacked Raymond Hernandez as the latter was watching television in the house. The victim told police that Potthoff first threw a glass bottle at him but when it failed to hit the target, he then took up a butter knife and stabbed him.
Potthoff was then arrested and charged with aggravated assault.
During the arraignment, Potthoff asked the court to give him an atheist lawyer because he wants to be represented by ‘one of his own kind.’
‘It’s just my human rights and everything else,’ he told the Orlando County court. ‘I’m allowed to be with someone of my own kind.’
The judge however, informed Potthoff that if he wants to be represented by an atheist lawyer, he will have to hire the lawyer himself.
‘It’s a sacrilegious thing,’ Potthoff protested as he was led back to jail.