Man, 54, jailed for trying to forcibly exorcise devil out of 80-year-old girlfriend

Man, 54, jailed for trying to forcibly exorcise devil out of 80-year-old girlfriend

[Ed. note: The devil made him do it.]

A 54-year-old Florida man who allegedly sought to perform an exorcism to “get the devil out” of his 80-year-old girlfriend is facing criminal charges for physically restraining his live-in companion against her will, police report.

According to a complaint affidavit, the victim told Pasco County Sheriff’s Office deputies that David Benes “held her down” late Monday evening in the home they share outside Tampa (the couple has been in a relationship for three years).

The woman told investigators that Benes was trying to “exorcise her and get the devil out of her” against her will. The affidavit does not describe why Benes believed an exorcism was warranted. The woman called 911 yesterday after Benes allegedly resumed his “exorcising” attempts.

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