Naked Baptism Gone Wrong: Arizona Man Arrested at Church Fountain

A 20-year-old man was arrested after he baptized himself naked in a church fountain, then attacked detention officers.

In a bizarre incident, 20-year-old Jeremiah Sykes was arrested after allegedly baptizing himself naked in the fountain of a Mesa church. According to court documents, police were called to One Life Church on April 15 after someone reported encountering a naked man in the baptism fountain. When officers arrived, they found Sykes on the property, still naked, and claiming to have been baptizing himself.

Things quickly took a violent turn when Sykes was taken to a holding facility to be booked into jail. He reportedly threw a sock at a detention officer and punched him in the head, before also punching the arresting officer who tried to intervene. The detention officer was taken to hospital for treatment of a laceration cut near his eyebrow, while the arresting officer suffered a small laceration to his bottom lip.

Sykes is now facing multiple charges, including criminal trespass, aggravated assault, resisting arrest, and indecent exposure. Police say he has a history of violent behavior towards domestic partners and law enforcement.

This strange incident has left the community and churchgoers stunned and bewildered. It is yet another reminder of how unpredictable and unusual human behavior can be.