January 27, 2014
A man in Okeechobee faces numerous charges after he took his son into the woods to punish him, believing the 11-year-old was possessed by a demon, WPBF reports.
According to an Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office report, Bryan Adams, 31, allegedly brought his 11-year-old son to the woods on Jan. 16 to perform an exorcism on him.
“You are the demon and you know what I must do with you,” Adams told the boy, according to a police report obtained by WPBF.
Adams resisted arrest from deputies, fighting with them before escaping and running deeper into the woods, before later being apprehended. In the report, one deputy stated that Adams showed “abnormal strength” during the struggle.
Adams allegedly took the boy from his bed around 3 a.m. The boy only suffered a minor injury to his heel.
Adams told police that he took meth just before deputies arrived. He faces charges of child abuse, resisting arrest and aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer.