The man police say rammed a stolen truck into the WMAR-TV station Tuesday told police he believes he is the reincarnation of King Tut and Jesus Christ, according to charging documents filed Wednesday in Baltimore County District Court.
Vladimir Mehul Baptiste, 27, of the 1700 block of White Oak Road, is charged with three counts of attempted second-degree murder, three counts of first-degree assault, unlawfully taking a motor vehicle and related burglary and theft charges, according to online court records.
He was being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center in lieu of $750,000 bail.
According to court documents, Baptiste, who posted several notes directed at police and media in the room he was hiding in inside the station, told police he lives in a world of "multiverses" where bad things happen to people and disappear because they are not real.
Baptiste cited the missing Malaysian airplane and the kidnapping of school girls in Nigeria as examples of multiverses that never actually happened, police wrote in charging documents.
Baptiste told police he woke up and decided he was going to "expose the multiverse world." He walked from his home to the area of I-695 and York Road and stole a truck belonging to Greenskeeper Environmental LLC, then headed toward WMAR-TV.
"Baptiste stated he saw an opportunity to 'expose the multiverses' and stated by smashing the truck into WMAR-TV he could 'close the multiverse' that WMAR-TV represented," documents state.
When asked why he targeted WMAR-TV, Baptiste told police he wanted to expose his parents because they are "running the multiverses" and he didn't intend to hurt anyone.