Sounds like the only demon she had to worry about was his crazy azz!
A former French exchange student was arrested Thursday after he attempted to kill his American host in order to protect her from “demons.”
Police in Boynton Beach, Fla., say that Pierre Franchi, 29, attacked the 66-year-old woman who owned the home where he had stayed as an exchange student a decade ago, but had recently returned to live.
The woman had scolded Franchi for leaving a wet towel on a chair, sparking an argument that lasted until the woman went to bed.
Hours later, she awoke to find Franchi trying to choke her with his hands and a chord to the bedroom blinds.
“I have to protect you,” Franchi told her, according to the police report. “I have to kill the demons.”
The attack lasted for hours, with Franchi attempting to smother the woman with a pillow, dragging her into another room and ordering her to bow to him before stripping her of her jewelry, the Sun-Sentinel reported.
The woman managed to break free and locked herself into the bathroom. She screamed for help, but Franchi blasted music that drowned out her cries, the police report said.
Finally, after several more hours, the house went quiet, and the woman peeked out to find that Franchi had left, allowing her to run to a neighbor’s and call police.
Franchi was later arrested and charged with aggravated battery on a person over 65, false imprisonment, grand theft, depriving use of 911 and other charges.
He remains behind bars in lieu of $30,000 bail.
SMH @ this guy coming back to live with his old host 10 years later! Glad she made it out alive. Poor lady.
Boynton Beach Police