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US man, high on LSD, ram-raids house to save dog from non-existent fire

Tuesday 18 Oct 2016 7:49 p.m.

Michael Orchard took a potent combination of cough syrup and LSD (Supplied)

Michael Orchard took a potent combination of cough syrup and LSD (Supplied)

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A New Yorker has been charged by police after he ram-raided his neighbour's home to save their dog from a fire that he had imagined while high on hallucinogens.

Forty-three-year-old Michael Orchard drove his BMW through a fence and ploughed down their back door to rescue the pup from the flames - flames which he later discovered didn't actually exist.

New York state troopers say Orchard had experienced the hallucinations after taking a powerful amalgamation of cough syrup and LSD.

It's obvious the blazing inferno Orchard conjured up in his mind fooled him into thinking there was a crisis pressing enough to bash his way into his neighbour's home and save the large white dog inside.

But however well-intentioned, Orchard is now facing the consequences of his actions - with police charging him with both burglary and criminal mischief.

Orchard did escape drugs charges though, as no illicit substances were found in his possession.

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