SLO man arms himself against nonexistent intruder

A San Luis Obispo man believed to be hallucinating from lack of sleep and the effects of  methamphetamine and ecstasy, armed himself with a loaded rifle and called police because he thought someone had broken into his house, according to a San Luis Obispo police news release.

No one was in his house aside from his roommate.

Around 8 a.m. this morning the 23-year-old subject armed himself with a hunting rifle and ran to a neighbor's house for help because he thought there was an intruder in his house meaning to do him harm.

The neighbor called police.

After they arrived and inspected the home, they only found the suspect's sleeping roommate.

Upon further investigation police believed the man was probably high on drugs and suffering from lack of sleep.

He was booked into County Jail on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance and possessing a loaded firearm in public, both misdemeanors.

He remains in custody as of this time.