A man was arrested and booked into the Ventura County jail Thursday after stealing several crucifixes from a downtown gift shop and then using the religious symbols as weapons.

Forrest Brantley, 35, sent a 75-year-old man to the hospital and left several others injured in the rampage in normally sleepy downtown Ventura, Ca.

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Brantley was on suspicion of multiple charges including one count of assault with a deadly weapon, three counts of attempted robbery and one count of elder abuse. Ventura police said they received multiple 911 calls regarding a person out of control after Brantley was allegedly seen committing burglaries, attempting to rob multiple victims on the street and battering them with the crucifixes. h/t kcra

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At one point, Brantley broke the window of the 75-year-old man’s car and struck him, causing him moderate injuries to the face.

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