Bank robbery suspect claimed to be Jesus Christ 

click to enlarge Would Jesus Christ try to rob a bank? A woman claiming to be him after a long night of drug abuse was arrested last week in the South of Market on suspicion of robbing a Wells Fargo bank. - GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTO
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  • Would Jesus Christ try to rob a bank? A woman claiming to be him after a long night of drug abuse was arrested last week in the South of Market on suspicion of robbing a Wells Fargo bank.

A woman found naked in a South of Market alley and claiming to be Jesus Christ was arrested on suspicion of attempted bank robbery, according to police, after an officer noticed a "666" tattoo on her wrist that was linked to a recent heist.

Officers were flagged down in the area of Stanford and Townsend streets near AT&T Park about 7 a.m. July 30 on a report that 26-year-old Drusilla Holmgren, a transient, was naked in the alleyway and trying to put on a nightgown.

Holmgren reportedly told officers "she had been smoking methamphetamine all night and believed she was Jesus Christ," according to a report from Southern Police Station.

Medics were called to assist Holmgren, police said, and when they placed her on a gurney, a cop recognized her tattoo.

The week before, police said, a woman with the same tattoo had attempted to rob a local Wells Fargo bank branch. The suspect had passed the teller a note that stated she had a gun, although no weapon was seen, police said. Tellers reportedly rejected the robber's demands.

Holmgren matched the description provided both by witnesses and from video surveillance footage, police said. She was booked into County Jail after being cleared by hospital staff.

Holmgren is continuing to receive mental health care while in jail, according to court records. She is being held without bail since she was on felony probation at the time of her arrest.

Holmgren is next scheduled to appear in court Oct. 2 on a motion by the prosecution to revoke her probation.

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