OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – A man who smashed a controversial Ten Commandments monument this week and urinated on the display explained to investigators on Friday that Satan told him to do it, Christian News Network reports.
Michael Reed, Jr., 29, drove his car into the monument, located near the state capitol building late Thursday, and then walked into the federal building Friday morning and began making threats to kill Barack Obama. He also advised officials that he had drove his car into the Ten Commandments display the night before.
When questioned by the Secret Service about the incident, Reed reportedly told them that the devil had instructed him to do it.
The monument at issue had been in headlines for a number of months after the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and a liberal Baptist minister filed a lawsuit to have the display removed.