Louisiana man tells cops ghost 'stabbed' him in the head with an axe and planted meth on him
59-year-old Michael L Auttonberry was arrested on charges of criminal mischief to give a false police report as well as possession of a schedule II controlled dangerous substance
A West Monroe, Louisiana man has been charged with filing a false report with law enforcement after he contacted the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office to complain about a stabbing. 59-year-old Michael J Auttonberry told police that he had been attacked with an ax in the call. However, his spectacular story about some supernatural beings convinced authorities he wasn't all there.
According to the News-Star, deputies responded to his residence on Lynette Drive and found the 59-year-old waiting at the door for them. Auttonberry was reportedly cursing at people who were "obviously not there," stated a police report, and he would then curse at the responding officers as well.
The police said he had to be placed in handcuffs for his own safety because he was not calm or cooperating. It soon became apparent that he had not been "stabbed" in the head with the bladed weapon as he had initially claimed in his emergency call. Furthermore, there was no evidence of any attack whatsoever.
Auttonberry is then said to have asked the deputies to search his home because there were intruders inside. And while the police did not locate any other people inside the residence, they did come upon an open brown bag in plain sight on a nightstand that happened to contain approximately one gram of methamphetamine. A further search of Auttonberry's person then yielded a pill bottle that contained another gram of the illegal narcotic.
When confronted about the drug, the 59-year-old denied any culpability, instead shifting the blame on to the "intruders" he claimed that broken into his home before then changing his story up once again and telling deputies that a ghost had planted it on him.
A police report on the incident reads, "Michael stated ghosts or intruders placed the methamphetamine on him, then stated they were currently climbing out the window nearby, which was not accurate. OPSO HQ confirmed tonight's complaint was called into 911 by Michael, as well as several other complaints which were unfounded upon investigation."
Auttonberry was subsequently booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center on charges of criminal mischief to give a false police report, as well as possession of a schedule II controlled dangerous substance. According to online jail records, his bail has been set at $5,000. It is unclear whether he is being represented by a lawyer at the time.