CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Authorities in West Virginia say a couple was hallucinating while smoking methamphetamine when they falsely reported a hostage situation.
A Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office statement says a man and woman called 911 early Monday morning and said they were escaping from kidnappers and that there was an explosion.
Deputies say they found the couple in a car and had them flown to a hospital.
The statement says the woman told deputies that she and her husband were smoking meth and hallucinated the kidnapping. She told deputies her husband made a device with black powder to cause a distraction for their imagined captors.
Deputies say the device exploded and burned the man’s hands.
The investigation is ongoing. Deputies didn’t immediately release the couples’ names. Their condition is unclear.