I tried going to see what Sollog was up to and his site did not come up. I did some internet research and found out he is in jail. This guy is more
of a nutjob than I had originally thought. He is not just some kook trying to make a buck on the net, this guy is a total prick.
His name is John Patrick Ennis
According to the Philadelphia City Paper (Altman 1996), Ennis has had various legal problems, culminating in his arrest by the United States Secret
Ennis' legal problems, according to Altman, started in 1987, when he admitted selling obscene materials in Maricopa County, Arizona, and was put on
probation. He reportedly violated his probation by committing an aggravated assault later that year, following which the authorities issued a warrant
for his arrest. He left Arizona and moved to Pennsylvania.
On February 5, 1988, he was arrested in Philadelphia following a drunken high-speed vehicle chase which ended with police officer Sam D'Urso being
seriously injured. He was charged with two counts of aggravated assault (including one charge of intentionally causing serious bodily injury to a
police officer), one count of recklessly endangering another person, and one count of driving under the influence. After failing to appear in court a
second warrant for his arrest was issued, but the authorities failed to follow up on this and it remained unactioned for another seven years.
In September 1995, Ennis was arrested by the United States Secret Service on suspicion of making threats against the President of the United States
(according to him, this was related to a prediction that a plane crash would occur if President Bill Clinton flew to Jackson Hole, Wyoming). It was
discovered that he had two warrants outstanding against him, and he was committed for trial on the February 1988 vehicle offences. When the case came
to court in May 1996, Ennis's defence invoked conspiracy theories involving the President, the Governor of Pennsylvania and the Mayor of
Philadelphia. He dismissed his own defense attorney, calling him "part of the conspiracy", and represented himself from that point on. Judge Anthony
DeFino described the case (which the press dubbed the "God Trial") as being "the most unusual case I have ever seen in my courtroom". Ennis was
convicted on all four charges and imprisoned.
Ennis claims that the conviction was later overturned on technical and evidentiary grounds, although this claim has not been substantiated.
Since March 3, 2005 Ennis has been residing in Broward County, Florida jail awaiting an extradition hearing set for May 31, 2005. The outcome of this
extradition may see him returned to Philadelphia on charges that have yet to be determined.
And check this out...
SOLLOG might have had a case if he hadn't played God.
By Howard Altman
A lot of wacky business takes place in the Philadelphia Criminal Justice Center.
There are murder trials and rape trials. There are burglary trials and car theft trials.
There are all manner of miscreants and human flotsam squeezing through the intestinal tract that is our legal system.
But there is only one God.
He was on trial and representing himself in Court Room 907.
Which, for four days in May, was pretty much a three-ring circus of religious mumbo-jumbo, tangled conspiracy theories involving the president, the
governor and the mayor, and a flabbergasted judge who regularly sustained objections the prosecution never made.
No wonder Court Room 907 was the place to be.
"I had to see this," said noted defense attorney Peter Bowers, one of a flotilla of lawyers who took time out of their busy days to pop in on what
quickly became known as the "God Trial."
The story begins in the wee hours of Feb. 5, 1988.
A man named John Patrick Ennis, who now calls himself SOLLOG — Son of Light, Light of God — and who believes himself to be a deity, was driving
his rented Honda on Roosevelt Boulevard when one of two things took place.
According to the prosecution, a drunken Ennis bumped into a motorist twice before fleeing northbound on the boulevard. The motorist followed, then
flagged down a police car driven by officer Sam D'Urso. D'Urso, according to the Commonwealth, then chased Ennis, who was moving at an ungodly speed
of nearly 100 mph.
Bottled up at the intersection of Southampton and the Boulevard, Ennis stopped his car. D'Urso approached Ennis, who started the car again, hitting
D'Urso with the open door.
D'Urso reached into the car to try and grab the keys and Ennis backed the car down an embankment, dragging D'Urso as much as 30 feet and injuring
him to the point that he was finished as a police officer.
The cops chased Ennis to the back of the Neshaminy Mall, where he was arrested on two counts of aggravated assault (including one charge of
intentionally causing serious bodily injury to a police officer), one count of recklessly endangering another person and one count of driving under
The defense, however, offered another point of view.
A point of view found in a lawsuit filed three days after the incident by D'Urso, who, according to the defense, won a $100,000 settlement from the
D'Urso claimed that he was traveling southbound on the boulevard, not northbound. And that his injury resulted from being hit from behind by Ennis,
not from being dragged into a ditch after chasing Ennis.
The facts, however, did not make all that much difference in this case.
Even his former Defense Attorney A. Charles Peruto, Jr. — who was paid $5,000 by SOLLOG, then fired and threatened with a lawsuit for being "part
of the conspiracy" — said that SOLLOG would have won had he stuck to the issues because the prosecution's case was "manure."
But God was on trial.
And after four days of listening to Ennis rant on about conspiracies, holy prognostications and his pending lawsuits against almost everyone
associated with the case, the jury was in no mood to quibble over D'Urso's deviations.
Guilty, your honor, said the foreman on each of the four counts against SOLLOG.
Good riddance, God.
When I got a call that SOLLOG was on the stand, I knew I had to go see him.
He was, after all, the guy I reported to the FBI for making bomb threats against me. He was the guy who sent me dozens of faxes explaining the link
between the Oklahoma City bombing and every natural disaster from hurricanes to earthquakes.
I wasn't SOLLOG's only object of affection.
Last September, the feds busted SOLLOG for making threats against the president.
The Secret Service has no sense of humor about such things and dispatched agents to SOLLOG's Society Hill Towers apartment to arrest him. Though the
charges were dropped, SOLLOG was held because law enforcement officials found two outstanding warrants for SOLLOG's arrest.
One was from Maricopa County, Arizona, where in 1987, SOLLOG admitted to selling obscene materials. He was put on probation, but violated it with an
aggravated assault later that year. When SOLLOG left Arizona, authorities issued a warrant for his arrest.
The other outstanding warrant against SOLLOG was for the incident with D'Urso. For whatever reason, the court had forgotten about his failure to
appear in that case. Until he was arrested for threatening Clinton.
God was a bit chunkier than I expected.
And much better dressed.
He wore a green Hugo Boss suit. ("Boss, God, get it?" asked SOLLOG.)
He wore a black and gold Gucci watch. ("Black and gold are my favorite colors," he said.)
And a pair of "$1,500 alligator shoes."
SOLLOG makes more money than God, he said over lunch at Pizzazz Pizza, because he is a computer software programmer.
His first business, he said, was working for Arizona's largest porn purveyor, Peeps, a family-owned venture.
Maybe he should have stuck to porn.
Or become a lawyer, which is the next best thing.
Even rubber-faced judge Anthony DeFino, one of the fairest jurists ever to sit on the bench, said that, despite his antics, SOLLOG would make a fine
attorney if he just stuck to the issues.
DeFino said SOLLOG should go to law school. And this after DeFino regularly turned red in the face and sustained objections that assistant district
attorney Jodi Lobel never made when SOLLOG went off on his religious ravings.
"He's a brilliant man," said DeFino, moments after calling a shrink from the bench to evaluate "a man we have here who claims to be God."
"This is the most unusual case I have ever seen in my courtroom," said the judge.
Lobel also said the case was unusual, in that she never went up against someone defending himself. Especially someone claiming to be God.
In the end, however, God appeared to be merely mortal.
Making one last request that exasperated DeFino, SOLLOG asked if the sheriffs could wait a half hour while his wife, Nicole, popped out to the store
to get a pair of sneakers.
"I have high arches, your honor, and the last time I was in jail, my shoes were killing me."
As he was being led off in handcuffs, God had one last message for me.
"The system doesn't work," God spaketh. "This is why it will be destroyed."
Ah, such wisdom.
SOLLOG, it's been good to know you.