Sunday, June 17, 2007


‘God’ gets arrested, doesn’t get slippers

‘A Gary man claiming to be God wanted his slippers — right now.

Instead, he was arrested at a Merrillville Payless Shoes store.

Police filed two counts of attempted robbery, two counts of criminal confinement and intimidation charges against Richard Brewer Jr., Detective Jeff Rice said.

Brewer, 50, entered the store on Broadway about 1 p.m. Thursday, and asked two employees for socks and slippers. The employees gave Brewer the socks he was looking for, Rice said, and told him they didn’t have the slippers.

Rice said Brewer then moved closer to the employees and told them he was God.

“He said ‘When God speaks to you you’re supposed to give him everything,'” Rice said.’

Leave a Reply