A former star of Fox’s “MasterChef” reality series was arrested on Monday after delivering a bizarre rant and brawling with police in Chicago.

Josh Marks, 26, reportedly told cops that celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, judge and presenter on the cooking series “MasterChef,” is an “a--hole” who possessed his body and “transformed him into God,” TMZ reports. The alleged altercation with police began on Monday when a University of Chicago security officer noticed an injured Marks attempting to use an emergency phone near the campus.

When the officer approached Marks, he noticed that the 7-foot-2-inch “MasterChef” star had suffered several cuts to his face, TMZ reports. The officer reportedly asked Marks if he was alright, prompting the 26-year-old to assault him and attempt to steal his firearm.

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Three university officers attempted to restrain Marks with batons and pepper spray, but their attempts were unsuccessful, TMZ reports. Marks broke away and fled to a local resident’s backyard, where he was finally apprehended by five officers.

After his arrest, Marks was taken to a local hospital for treatment, TMZ reports. The former “MasterChef” runner-up launched into a bizarre rant, reportedly blaming Ramsay for his actions and claiming that the celebrity chef had possessed his body. Law enforcement officials claim that drugs were not a factor in Marks’ actions but noted that doctors removed bullet fragments from Marks’ face, which apparently stemmed from a separate incident.

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The “MasterChef” star remains in a Chicago-area hospital chained to a gurney, TMZ reports. He faces felony charges of aggravated battery on a peace officer and attempting to disarm a peace officer. If found guilty, Marks faces a maximum sentence of 14 years in prison.

A U.S. Army contract specialist, Marks was a finalist on the third season of “MasterChef,” finishing second to Christine Ha, the Daily Mail notes.