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Phoenix Man Breaks Into Scottsdale Family's Home, Claims "Holy Spirit" Told Him to Do It

A Phoenix man drove 100 miles per hour to a Scottsdale family's home, broke down the door, and started yelling and screaming at the family inside.

That man, 54-year-old Norman Floyd, told police he was following the advice of "the Holy Spirit," according to court documents obtained by New Times.

Norman does not appear to have any relation to the family inside, which consisted of a mother with her two children.

UPDATE: Norman did, in fact, know the family.

According to the court documents, police found the wood front door was "shattered" on the floor of the living room, and Norman was arrested at gunpoint.

Norman told police "the Holy Spirit" told him that "his friend was in trouble, and he needed to go help him immediately," court documents state.

Norman said he'd driven about 100 miles per hour from his place in North Phoenix to this home in Scottsdale, near Loop 101 and Chaparral Road.

He said he knocked and rang the doorbell but beat down the door when no one answered. And despite his yelling and screaming, his buddy certainly wasn't in there.

Norman was booked into jail on charges of criminal trespassing, criminal damage, and disorderly conduct.

The arresting officer requested that Norman -- who has been arrested before on several felony charges -- receive mental health treatment.

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