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LaGrange Co. man fought off imaginary thieves; faces meth charge

 A northern Indiana man is in jail after trying to defend his house over the weekend.

 

The LaGrange County Sheriff's Department says Mark King of Wolcottville grabbed his gun and started shooting when thieves tried to break into his home. The thieves shot back.

 

Or so King thought.

 

It turned out, there were no thieves. King was shooting at imaginary people. Police say he hallucinated the entire thing after eating meth.

 

King was found outside his neighbor's garage, yelling and swinging a broom handle. He was taken to a hospital to be checked on, then released to police. He let officers search his house, where they found the interior of the home with multiple bullet holes.

 

King was arrested and charged with possession of meth and paraphernalia.

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