Reporting Mike Parker
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(CBS) — A Stone Park man sent terror through a West suburban family over the weekend in their home and later told doctors, “God told me to shed some blood.”
Now, the intruder is being held at the DuPage County Jail on bond of $1 million.
CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports on his weird, unexplained behavior.
It was early on Saturday morning. Police say a barefoot stranger came upon the Sanchez house in unincorporated Addison and tried the door. It was unlocked. He went inside and found 6-year-old Samantha asleep in the living room. Police say he lifted the still-sleeping girl and took her to the second floor and her mother’s bedroom.
“I just felt someone lay my daughter down next to me. At first I thought it was my husband,” the girl’s mother, Trinidad Sanchez, says.
Moments later, she says she saw Marcelo Arrellano-Garcia sitting next to the bed, with his back turned to her.
“I just jumped off the bed and just pulled my daughter toward me. I started yelling for my husband,” she says. “The guy got up, and I told him, ‘Who are you?’ and he gets up and he says, ‘I’m William — this is my house.’”
Sanchez says her husband and brother-in-law struggled and subdued the man, then called 9-1-1. DuPage Sheriff’s police arrived and arrested the man.
Later, Arrellano-Garcia, 21, was examined at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, where prosecutors say he told doctors, “God told me to do this. God told me to shed some blood.”
Doctors told prosecutors the suspect showed signs of “acute psychosis.”
In court on Monday, the suspect – charged with felony trespass and battery — was ordered held on that $1 million bond.
Trinidad Sanchez says he is thanking God that things turned out as they did.
“He could have walked right out the door with my daughter,” she says.