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‘Not the Way of God': Miami Man Accused of Pulling Knife on Pastor, Church Member

Ramon Ortiz Felipe, 30, was arrested Sunday on charges including burglary, aggravated assault at a religious institution and criminal mischief in a place of worship

A Miami man was arrested after police say he assaulted a pastor and church member after they prayed with him.

Ramon Ortiz Felipe, 30, was arrested Sunday on charges including burglary, aggravated assault at a religious institution and criminal mischief in a place of worship, according to an arrest report.

The report said Felipe was walking outside the church at 1901 West Flagler Street when one of the two victims noticed that Felipe appeared to be intoxicated. The man told Felipe "being drunk or high is not the way of God" and requested to pray with him, the report said.

Felipe agreed to pray with them but after they finished, he went into the church, which was closed to the public at the time. He then refused to leave, saying "I'm not going anywhere" and pulling the church's door off the frame, the report said.

Felipe then pulled out a silver pocket knife and yelled "I am going to kill the both of you," the report said. The two men fled to a car and locked the doors, but Felipe followed and started hitting the driver's side window, the report said.

He eventually fled but was caught a short time later. He was booked into jail where he remained held on $20,500 bond Monday, records showed. Attorney information wasn't available.

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