The following comes from a December 22 Sonoma Valley Patch article by Mark Nero:
A Guerneville man is facing a mental exam after he matter-of-factly claimed he was the Satan after being charged in Sonoma County Superior Court with felony burglary and vandalism of a Catholic school north of Santa Rosa.
On Dec. 21, Judge Arthur Wick suspended criminal proceedings and ordered an initial mental competence exam for Andrew Craig Faulkner, 23. A court hearing on the doctor’s report is scheduled for the morning of Dec. 23.
“By the way, I am Satan,” Faulkner said after the judge ordered the report.
Faulkner, whose hair is black and bright red, allegedly shattered the front glass doors and other windows throughout the campus and tore apart statues at Cardinal Newman High School at 50 Ursuline Road. The initial damage is estimated at $100,000, Sonoma County sheriff’s Lt. John Molinari said.
Firefighters responded at 7 p.m. to an alarm at the school and saw a man throwing objects and breaking windows inside the building, Molinari said. They then left the building and called the sheriff’s office.
Faulkner is charged with burglary, vandalism causing more than $400 in damage and vandalism to a church, mosque, temple or other religious or educational institution. He also is charged with a misdemeanor count of being under the influence of methamphetamine.