Michael Orchard showed extraordinary bravery on Thursday night when he saved a dog from a fire while high on LSD. Sure, he was hallucinating there be a fire, but you still have to commend him for putting his life on the line. It’s always better to save a pooch from an imaginary fire then to hold back because of the off-chance it’s all in your head.
From WNYT in Albany:
Troopers say 43-year-old Michael Orchard of Inglewood Drive told them he mixed LSD with cough medicine Thursday afternoon and they found him, standing heroically with a dog in his arms outside of what he thought was a giant inferno.
God bless your soul, Michael Orchard. The article continues:
[Orchard} went around the neighborhood banging on doors yelling about a fire. Since no one would help, because there was no fire. The animal lover took matters into his own hands to save the dog, allegedly driving his black BMW sedan through the fence. Troopers say once Orchard got through this fence with his vehicle, he got out, went up to the back door, smashed through it and went inside to save the family’s large white dog.
Despite his valiance, Orchard was charged with second degree burglary and third degree criminal mischief and put in county jail on $15,000 bail.
Unbelievable that his neighbors would snitch like that after he put his life on the line to save their pet.
And these cops need to mind their own damn business. Like they’ve never mistakenly broken into their neighbors’ house while hallucinating. Jeez, I thought this was America.