A man claiming he was God and Jesus Christ had been reported at McDonalds Restaurant and at Doctors Hospital before 10 a.m. Tuesday with Manteca Police catching up with him at East Alameda and Alpine streets.
Scott Rivera, of Stockton, allegedly advanced on officer Stephen Schluer who was forced to put him on the ground with threat of his night stick. Minutes later he moved on officer Elliott Eichel telling him he was as good as dead. Eichel had asked the man to sit down before the outburst.
He had told officer Schluer that the fabric in his socks was offensive to God.
Officers said while Rivera’s residence was listed as Modesto on his driver’s license he actually lives in Stockton, but most of his past crimes have been in Manteca.
Rivera was on parole for grand theft from a person and for felony evasion of a police officer during a vehicle pursuit. Charges Tuesday included threatening a police officer with great bodily injury. A parole hold was placed on the man and he was booked into San Joaquin County Jail without bail.