A Florida man who believed he was being chased by a spirit reportedly fled through the streets and attempted to break into an occupied home for asylum.
On May 24, a man and woman rented a room at Daytona Beach Travel Inn.
The pair went into their room, and after approximately half an hour after they got there, they heard noises coming from the window causing them to think someone was trying to break in.
The couple went back to the front desk and asked for a refund, and after they were given back their funds, they began to leave the premises.
It was reported that the pair believed they saw a shadow following them, and they became convinced that they were being pursued by a ghost. They began to flee in an attempt to escape from the specter.
After trying to get help at a convenience store, the couple ended up in the parking lot of the Halifax Marina. The man believed he was actively being chased by the ghost, and he jumped into the water.
His companion helped him out of the water, and they continued to run until they entered a residential neighborhood.
According to reports, the man broke a window at a home, and the people inside called the authorities.
When they arrived, the man allegedly told the police he had taken ecstasy. He reportedly added that God stopped helping him make good choices when he took the drug.
The man was taken into custody and booked into the Volusia County Jail. He is facing charges of two misdemeanor counts of burglary of an unoccupied dwelling. He is currently incarcerated on a $20,000 bond. According to jail records, he has an extensive list of misdemeanor priors dating back to 2008.
The woman was also arrested, and she is facing charges on suspicion of a felony drug offense, and principal to burglary of an unoccupied dwelling. She was released the following day on a $5,000 bond.
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