Russellville police had a close encounter with a man who claimed he fought extraterrestrials on Tuesday. A Russellville resident saw a man who attempted to crawl under her house and reported it to the Russellville Police Department (RPD).
When police arrived on the scene, near Spring Lane, the man was observed wearing a dark T-shirt and was using his boxers to cover himself. The man was disoriented and would only say that he lived in Arkansas when asked where he lived. The man told police he was diabetic.
The report also stated police did not smell an odour related to being under the influence of any substance, such as alcohol or drugs. Pope County EMS was called to the scene and, shortly after arriving, found the man had a normal blood sugar level, according to test results.
The man told police they would read about him in the newspaper because he saved 160 people from aliens earlier in the day. He made several other incoherent claims to police. The man was taken into emergency custody and transported to the Pope County Detention Center for further evaluation by Counseling Associates.