Stiles was also the prime suspect in the murder of anti-cult activist Gabriel Meadows.
As if of one mind, they all stood up from their seats looking like they would physically block any attempt to take him into custody.
Stiles, however, defused the tension in the room by calmly wiping his mouth with a napkin and saying, "No cause for alarm. Be at peace."
"The Mentalist" airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. EST on CBS.
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