Missing Florida man wants to ‘heal people and kill people,’ deputies say

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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Hillsborough County deputies are searching for a missing and endangered man who they say wants to heal and kill people.

Deputies say 33-year-old Ariel Rodriguez left his family’s home on Pocahontas Avenue around 9 p.m. Monday. He has not been seen since.

A sheriff’s office spokeswoman says before he went missing, Rodriguez had been making statements about him being God.

“He believes he is the lion the bible talks about,” the spokeswoman said. “He has stated he wants to heal people and kill people.”

He was last seen in a white, 4-door 2016 Acura TLX, FL tag GHEC68. Anyone with information is asked to call (813) 247-8200.

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