Police in Clovis were summoned to a local Catholic church in 2006 to investigate a burglary. Near the church, they came across an inebriated man wandering in the street.
When they questioned him, he admitted he had broken into the church with a hammer and drank a large quantity of communion wine. Police also found about $100 in cash on him.
After that, his further recollection of events became a bit fuzzy.
Police checked out the church, where they found the empty communion wine bottle and the church offertory box smashed by a hammer — apparently the source of the cash. Then they found the hammer apparently used in the crime near the offertory box.
At that point, one of the officers noticed a round indentation on the man’s forehead. The indentation was a perfect match of the business end of the hammer found in the church.
That discovery and the empty wine bottle seemed to go a long way to explain the perp’s lack of recall of events. However, it was never determined at which point the self-inflicted bash to the head was administered. And no one could explain the most important question — WHY?