• Sheriff: Stalking suspect said God spoke to him

    By: Lorena Inclán


    HASTINGS, Fla. - A man arrested and charged with stalking a woman told deputies God had spoken to him, and advised him to let a woman know he wanted to marry her. 

    The 51-year-old woman called 911 Monday morning after seeing a man standing outside her window. The man, identified as 28-year-old Christopher Storm, had been at the house before. He received a trespassing warning to stay off the property in May. Earlier this month, he trespassed onto the victim's property again and left her notes on her car and voicemails, according to the police report. 

    The arriving deputy heard the man yelling through the victim's living room window saying he wanted to take out life insurance so that if anything happened to him, the victim would be taken care of, according to the arrest report. 

    The deputy also heard the man claim he wanted to get the woman a new car. 

    According to the report, Storm told authorities God told him to come over and tell the woman he loved her. Authorities said he left Bibles and other religious books on her porch. 

    Action News spoke to the suspect's mother at her home in Hastings. She said her son suffers from bipolar disorder and has recently refused to take his medicine. 

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    "I tried my best to get him out of trouble and to bring him back home so he can get back on his rightful medicine," said Donna Storm. 

    Donna Storm said the woman her son allegedly stalked is one of her friends. She fears for her son's well being and wants him to get help. 

    "When you can't control your actions there is a little bit of danger involved with everybody that is in the surroundings in some form or another," said Donna Storm. 

    The victim in this case told deputies she locked herself in a closet because she feared for her life. Deputies arrested him for trespassing and added a charge of stalking due to the previous incidents. 

    According to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, as he was being taken to jail Storm stated he and the victim are meant to be together "because that's what God wants."

    The deputy advised him that if he came back on the property that he would be arrested. Storm allegedly replied, "I guess I'm going to be arrested then." Storm is being held on a $3,500 bond.

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