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MasterChef Finalist Arrested: Ramsay 'Made Him God'

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MasterChef finalist Josh Marks was arrested following an encounter with the University of Chicago police on Monday. According to TMZ's sources, Marks claimed that shouty chef Gordon Ramsay "possessed his body and then transformed him into God." Marks was arrested after lunging at a university police officer, punching the officer, and attempting to steal the officer's gun. Marks, who had cuts on his face, was taken to a hospital where he claimed Ramsay was responsible for his actions. TMZ reports that Marks is still at the hospital where is he being restrained in bed. Marks has been charged with "aggravated battery on a peace officer" and "attempting to disarm a peace officer," felonies that could land him a 14 year sentence if convicted.

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