09/25/2013 10:31 am ET Updated Sep 25, 2013

Man In Recliner Fires Shotgun At Imaginary Gorillas Inside His House

A Tennessee man took a strategic sitting position in his recliner and fired at the gorillas inside his house.

OK, the gorillas weren't real, but the unidentified Decatur man thought they were. He called police at 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday to report that giant apes were galavanting in his home, Decatur Daily reports.

Things must have gotten out of hand, because dispatchers say the man stopped speaking at some point and left the phone line open.

When officers responded, the man was still in his recliner, holding a shotgun. Police Lt. John Crouch said there were shots fired from the recliner into the wall.

The man was taken to a nearby hospital for a mental health evaluation. No charges were filed.

People with guns sometimes have wild imaginations.

In August, a 22-year-old Connecticut man accidentally shot himself in the leg while riding a bike. Initially, he blamed six men in a gang. Later, he broke down and admitted that he was carrying the gun in his waistband.

Last year, a Florida man did a bunch of cocaine and fled what he believed to be a bunch of imaginary Croatians chasing him. He was arrested, carrying a loaded pistol, while hiding between two cars.



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