Idaho man thought he was Jesus and Obama was the Antichrist

November 17, 2011 7:42:27 PM PST
Court documents and people who know him indicate an Idaho man accused of firing an assault rifle at the White House believed he was Jesus.

They also say that Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez thought President Barack Obama was the Antichrist.

Ortega-Fernandez appeared in federal court in Pittsburgh today where he was charged with attempting to assassinate the president or his staff. He's accused of firing nine rounds at the White House last Friday night, one of them cracking a window in the first family's living quarters. The president and first lady were away.

At one point, he even suggested to an acquaintance that the president was planning to implant computer tracking chips into children. But his mother says he has no history of mental illness.

According to a court document released after the hearing, authorities recovered nine spent shell casings from Ortega's car, which was found abandoned near the White House shortly after the shooting. An assault rifle with a scope was found inside.

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