When officers responded to a burglary in progress call at the Psychic Corner on U. S. 1 and Ocean Boulevard, they found Novatka outside standing near the entrance.
The glass to the storefront building was “completely smashed out,” the affidavit states.
Television sets were ripped off the wall, and money and shards of glass were scattered on the floor.
“There was very little left in the store that was reusable,” the report states.
Novatka told the officers God brought him to the business to damage it, the affidavit states.
While officers interviewed him, Novatka said he “destroyed” a white Jeep in Royal Palm Financial Center Parking Garage and agreed to take police to see his handiwork, the affidavit states.
Police saw had the 1997 Jeep had its hood up and doors open. Its leather interior was stabbed, sliced and torn, the radio ripped out and its electrical wires cut.
Using his own blood, Novatka wrote on the outside of the Jeep, “Fear God,” the affidavit states.
“It’s a little scary. I scared myself when I saw what I did,” Novatka is quoted saying in the affidavit.”