Now this is the kind of heroic story that gives psychedelic drugs a good name—or at least it would be if the fire had happened, and wasn't just the figment of a man's imagination in the midst of an LSD trip. 43-year-old Michael Orchard from Halfmoon, New York had mixed LSD with some cough syrup when he decided to break into his neighbor's house to save their dog from a fire. Except there was no fire.
Orchard was instead just totally tripping balls and hilariously imagined the whole thing. Before he broke into his neighbor's house, he ran up and down the street knocking on people's doors hollering about the fire.
Everyone just ignored him.
So he decided to take matters into his own hands, because he's a damn hero. So, in dramatic fashion, he drove his black BMW sedan through the neighbor's fence, got out, went up to the back door, smashed it down, and grabbed the large white dog.
Troopers found him standing heroically with the pet clasped in his arms outside of what he thought was a giant, blazing inferno (check out what they had to say about the event in the video below).
He's been charged with second-degree burglary and third-degree criminal mischief and was put in county jail on $15,000 bail.
It's like the old riddle, if a tree falls in the forest but no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? Similarly, if a man rescues a dog from what he thinks is a burning blaze, but he was just high as f*ck on mind-bending chemicals, does it make him any less of a hero?
Something for us all to ponder.