A middle-aged couple has been arrested after allegedly getting high and barging into a pastor's home, brandishing guns and knives.
Donna Jean Walls and Phillip Dwayne Walls of Kings Mountain, N.C., were allegedly under the influence of the synthetic drug known as "bath salts" on Monday evening, WSOC-TV reports. The couple reportedly began hallucinating that a gang of hoodlums was camped out under their house, waiting to attack them.
Police say Donna Walls called 911 for help, telling officers, "There are people under our house."
The couple then went outside, allegedly armed with multiple knives and guns and toting a duffel bag with jewelry, wigs, and more guns inside, according to the Gaston Gazette.
Donna Walls fired about seven gunshots, the arrest warrant states, before the couple barged into the home of Pastor Richard Robinson and his wife, Debra, who live across the street.
"They just came stumbling in," Debra Robinson told the Gazette. "[Donna] was acting like a wild animal."
Nevertheless, Pastor Robinson was able to keep cool in the frightening situation, and managed to convince the couple to surrender their weapons.
“I just said, ‘Dwayne, you’re in my house. Ain’t nobody going to hurt you. Give me the gun,’” he explained.
The pastor then led the couple in prayer while waiting for police to arrive.
Phillip and Donna Walls were each charged with breaking and entering and going armed to the terror of the public. Donna Walls was also charged with discharging a gun in city limits, according to the Charlotte Observer.
Both were still in Gaston County Jail as of Wednesday.CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Kings Mountain was in South Carolina. The city is in North Carolina.