Trumbull County man says he’s an angel, arrested at stranger’s house claiming to rid it of demons


Daniel Pigg, arrested in Newton Falls for criminal trespassing

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NEWTON FALLS, Ohio (WKBN) – Police arrested a man for trespassing at a Newton Falls home Friday after he claimed he was an angel trying to rid the house of demons.

Police were called to a residence in Newton Falls early Friday morning in response to the owner of the house reporting a man outside talking.

Police arrived at a house on Richmond Avenue where they spoke with a man who lives there. He said he leaves for work at 5 a.m., and when he left Friday morning, there was a man standing on his property.

He told police that the man identified himself as the “Mark angel,” according to a report, and he was there to remove the demons from his house.

Police later identified the man as Daniel Pigg.

The resident said Pigg continued walking toward him, ignoring commands to exit the property. According to a report, Pigg told the resident, “I’ll be back at 4:30.”

According to the report, Pigg returned and stood on the porch and said he needed to be let into the home.

When police checked the area, they found a man matching the description standing in the roadway.

Police asked the man if he had been at the home, according to a report, to which he said, “Yes, I was walking, nothing wrong.”

Police also asked if he had been told to leave a house. The man said he had.

While police patted him down for weapons, Pigg became argumentative and tried to pull away, the report said. Police placed him in handcuffs. A report said the officers could smell alcohol on him.

Pigg became verbally aggressive after police positively identified him, saying, “You just met the most dangerous angel,” according to a report.

Police told Pigg of the complaint of him refusing to leave a house. Pigg said he had left, but police told him he returned, to which Pigg said, “Yes, with permission to rid the house of demons.”

Police arrested Pigg for criminal trespassing. No illegal items were located on Pigg’s person.

A report said Pigg began screaming about being arrested for trespassing, saying “delusional statements” police say did not pertain to the incident.

When told he could not go back to the residence, Pigg said he would go back when he left jail.

Police transferred Pigg to the Trumbull County Jail.

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