WESTLAKE, Ohio - A man was arrested after police say he tried to force himself into two different vehicles in Westlake.
The first incident happened Friday at 5:16 a.m. on Detroit Road, near Settlers Reserve Way. Westlake police said 54-year-old John Julius, of Westlake, ran out in front of the victim’s car.
He then got into the passenger’s side of the car and started hitting the North Olmsted man in the face, police said. Julius said he was the Lord and wanted the victim to drive him around because people were after him, according to police. The male victim threw Julius from the car and called police.
Minutes later, a woman driving in the area on Dover Center Road and Bassett Road told police a man with the same description tried to get into her car.
Westlake officers found Julius hours later, riding a bike on Dover Center Road. When he spotted police, he took off running through backyards. Julius was arrested and taken to the Westlake City Jail. Police said the bike was stolen from a Westlake High School student and has been returned to its owner.
Julius was charged with abduction, attempted abduction, receiving stolen property and failure to comply with police orders. Westlake police said he told them he is an aspiring Olympic weightlifter.
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