A local newspaper carrier had an interesting Sunday morning when she heard a disturbance coming from one of the houses on her route.
There were three people inside the house frantically screaming for help and banging on windows in an attempt to get the carrier's attention. They yelled out to her they had been shot at and held hostage for several hours. She quickly called 911 to get the help they needed.
When the police rolled up from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, the three “hostages” inside at first refused to come out, saying they feared their attackers might still be in the bottom floor of the house.
Once officers were able to convince the three that they were with law enforcement, the investigators talked with the occupants and concluded that they had hallucinated the attack. They fired several shots from inside the house, officials indicate, trying to defend themselves against imagined intruders.
Later they found the meth lab inside the home and spent rounds of ammunition scattered around.
Some of the debris found outside under a window included a toilet that had been yanked out from the floor and thrown out the window, officers say, in an attempt to drop it on an the attacker who didn’t exist.
All three were taken to the Jackson County jail. All three suspects were charged with possession, attempt to manufacture methamphetamines, felony criminal mischief and possession of paraphernalia.
I guess you can say they had a really bad trip…