In his lawsuit against the Michigan prison system, convicted armed robber Chad Gabriel DeKoven had sought a full pardon, public acknowledgment of his claim to be king of Jews, and an end to strife in the Middle East, the Associated Press reported.
DeKoven, who called himself "Messiah God," also wanted all overseas U.S. military employees to return to the United States within three months. He also requested trees, animals, precious metals and full-time personal attendants for himself.
DeKoven's lawsuit was dismissed as "devoid of merit" and "delusional" by Judge David M. Lawson. Though the court would not take lightly "the claims of any litigant, even those whose contentions appear fantastic and baseless on their surface," DeKoven had no constitutional right to be treated as "Messiah-God or any other holy, extra-worldly or supernatural being of power," Lawson ruled.