A man from Halfmoon in Saratoga County, New York, allegedly broke into his neighbour's house to save the family dog from a fire on Thursday night. But there was no fire, troopers say he was on LSD and hallucinating.
Troopers say 43-year-old Michael Orchard told them he mixed LSD with cough medicine on Thursday afternoon. And 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," said Trooper Mark Cepiel, Troop G Spokesperson.
Neighbours say that Orchard went around the neighbourhood banging on doors yelling about a fire. Since no one would help, because there was no fire, the animal lover took matters into his own hands to save the dog.
Allegedly driving his black BMW sedan through the fence. Troopers say once Orchard got through this fence with his vehicle, he got out, went up to the back door, smashed through it, and went inside to save the family's large white dog.
Orchard was charged with second degree burglary and third degree criminal mischief and put in county jail on $15,000 bail.
Troopers say Orchard was very cooperative. The dog was unharmed.
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