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Man high on LSD arrested for breaking into neighbor’s home, rescuing dog from imaginary fire

October 17, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Man high on LSD arrested for breaking into neighbor’s home, rescuing dog from imaginary fire

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Police arrested an upstate New York man for breaking into his neighbor’s house to rescue a family dog from a blazing inferno. The only problem was there was no fire, and the man was hallucinating on LSD.

New York State troopers arrested 43-year-old Michael Orchard on Thursday night after finding him standing heroically outside the home he thought was on fire with his neighbor’s dog in his arms, WNYT reported.

According to State Police spokesman, Trooper Mark Cepiel, Orchard told authorities that he had ingested a mix of LSD and cough medicine Thursday afternoon.

“He believed that the residence was on fire and he was rescuing the dog,” Cepiel said.

Neighborhood residents told the local television station that Orchard went house to house banging on doors and screaming about a house on fire.

When nobody would answer his calls to help, (due to the fact that there was no fire), the self-described animal lover decided to take action.

Orchard allegedly drove his black BMW sedan through the front fence, got out, smashed through a sliding glass back door and entered the home to save the family’s large white dog sitting inside.

However, his heroics would end up earning him a trip to the county jail where he remains in custody on $15,000 bail on charges of second-degree burglary and third-degree criminal mischief.

Residents refused to go on camera out of fear of retribution in the tight-knit development, but several neighbors said Orchard has allegedly destroyed property in the past.

Cepiel said Orchard will not face drug-related charges even though he was reportedly high.

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