Smith fails DNA test

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2001 - 7:48 pm PDT

The Rev. Brendan Powell Smith is in custody tonight after failing a random DNA test to prove his own identity. FBI agents raided Smith’s house at approximately 2pm today, and barraged him with questions while taking blood, stool, urine, phlegm, and skin samples back with them to the lab. “The DNA just does not match up to our files,” said one Agent Wilson. “It’s a particularly dangerous situation now, because although this man appears to have Smith’s blood, skin, stool, urine and phlegm, we don’t know exactly who we’re dealing with here.”