Man Claiming to be Mashiah Interrupts Rav Ovadia's Amida
An apparently disturbed individual interrupted Rav Ovadia Yosef's Amida of Arvit on Hoshana Rabba, claiming "I am Mashiah Ben David. I request that Rav Ovadia annoint me as the king."
Everyone, including apparently Rav Ovadia Shlit"a himself, was afraid of the man.
He was quickly taken out of the Beit Midrash by reporter Ephraim Gilad, who described the man as extremely strong, and said that he was afraid for Rav Ovadia's safety. He told him not to return there again.