San Luis Obispo police officers placed a man in custody for possession of a firearm and for being under the influence of narcotics.
According to SLOPD, officers responded to a 911 call of an intruder inside of a residence at the 100 block of Chorro Street about 8 a.m. on Sunday.
The caller, Collin Fitzgerald, 23, told police he believed there was someone inside his residence that was there to do him harm.
Fitzgerald told police he armed himself with a loaded rifle and ran across the street to a neighbor’s house to report what was happening. The neighbor called 911 for Fitzgerald.
Police say when officers arrived on scene, they checked Fitzgerald’s residence and only found his roommate who had been asleep at the time.
According to SLOPD, further investigation revealed Fitzgerald was likely hallucinating due to a long period of time without sleep and the abuse of the street drugs methamphetamine and ecstasy and that he armed himself with a loaded rifle to defend himself from a non-existent threat.
Fitzgerald was arrested and then booked into SLO County Jail and charges of possession of a loaded firearm in public and being under the influence of a controlled substance. His bail was set at $2,000.
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