06/24/2011 12:11 pm ET Updated Nov 15, 2011

Alleged Burglar Claims God Sent Him To Break Into Home

A man accused of breaking into a Farmington, Conn., home used one of the oldest excuses in the book -- make that the Good Book.

That's right -- suspect Levon Sarkisyan allegedly said God made him do it.

The victim of the break-in came home Sunday and discovered the front door had been kicked in. Inside, Sarkisyan, had allegedly caused more than $10,000 in damages by smashing a Roman statue and marble table, the Hartford Courant reported.

During his spree, Sarkisyan also showered and dressed himself in the clothes of a deceased former resident of the house, according to investigators.

When confronted by the resident, Sarkisyan allegedly said "a light from above told him to do this," and that God wanted him to help the world, according to Farmington police Sgt. Stephen Egan.

Cops charged Sarkisyan with burglary and criminal mischief, and bail was set at $50,000.

Sarkisyan, 27, has a history of bizarre run-ins with the law. This week's alleged home invasion would only add to his body of work.

He was arrested in 2008 for threatening Kappa Sigma fraternity members at the University of Connecticut, according to the Courant.

The dispute stemmed from a trip to Miami for two fraternity brothers and another man, paid for by Sarkisyan. While on the jaunt with them, he provided the trio with jewelry, cocaine and a prostitute, but told them to keep quiet about it.

The secret got out and another Kappa Sigma member asked Sarkisyan about the wild adventure, which triggered the threats. From there, Sarkisyan became increasingly menacing to fraternity members, which eventually prompted UConn police to provide several days of protection for the victims.

Sarkisyan got a suspended sentence and two years probation for the conflict.


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