Accused Bank Robber Says Virgin Mary Told Him To Eat His Feces. And He Did. In Court.

03/26/2015 03:07 pm ET | Updated Apr 02, 2015

A California man accused of robbing a bank apparently decided he was done taking crap from prosecutors, so decided to take matters into his own hands and eat some instead.

Andrew Gilbertson pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity after allegedly robbing a San Luis Obispo bank in 2013, KSBY reported.

Police said during the robbery, 40-year-old Gilbertson disguised himself by wearing a hat and a pink child's backpack before slipping a note to bank tellers demanding cash, according to Cal Coast News. He allegedly said it was the Virgin Mary who suggested the disguise.

Despite the previously poor advice, Gilbertson said he listened to the Virgin Mary again Wednesday when she told him to eat his own feces while on the witness stand. The suspect allegedly reached into his pants, removed his own waste and began eating the cheeky snack. In the chaos that followed Judge Donald Umhofer called for a recess.

When the trial later resumed, a mental health expert testified he saw Gilbertson hitting himself to get rid of the voices in his head. Online records show Gilbertson was previously convicted of sexual assault.

The trial is ongoing.

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