A 43-year-old man allegedly broke into his neighbor’s house to save their family dog from a fire on Thursday night.
Only problem was there was no fire. Police say the man was on LSD and hallucinating. The man, Michael Orchard of Inglewood Drive, when he was questioned told them he had mixed LSD with cough medicine on Thursday afternoon. When police arrived at the scene, they found him, standing heroically with a dog in his arms outside of what he thought was a giant inferno.
“He believed that the residence was on fire. And he was rescuing the dog,” A police spokesperson said.
According to neighbors, Orchard went around the neighborhood banging on doors yelling about a fire. Since no one else bothered to help (because there was no fire), Orchard being the animal lover that he is took matters into his own hands to save the dog, driving his black BMW sedan through the fence.
Police say once Orchard got through this fence with his vehicle, he went to the back door, smashed through it, and went inside to save the family’s large white dog. Orchard has been charged with second degree burglary and third degree criminal mischief and put in a county jail on $15,000 bail.
There were no drug charges against him even though It was confirmed that he was on LSD. When asked the reason why, “He drove over yards and through the fence. At no point was he on the roadway. And no illegal substances were found in his possession,” the spokesperson said.