Man Arrested After Claiming People Were Trying to Kill Him, Armed Himself with Machete
HOMOSASSA – A Homosassa man is behind bars today, after he called 911 to report that he was being stalked by people who wanted to kill him.
Arrest Reports show that Thomas Hanley, 23, called the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office early Monday morning, claiming that he was hiding in a shed at his home on West Homosassa Trail, armed with a machete. A delusional Hanley told dispatchers that said people were coming into his yard to kill him.
Deputy Heather Cogar responded to the scene and made contact with Hanley who appeared nervous and shaky. When asked, Hanley denied being under the influence of drugs.
A search of the property revealed that there were no trespassers looking to kill Hanley. Hanley insisted that deputies search the shed where he was originally hiding to make sure there were no enemies in waiting. Again, deputies found no sign of intruders; however, they did located Hanley’s employee name tag, a rolled up dollar bill, and a baggie of methamphetamine.
During an interview, Hanley admitted to purchasing the meth earlier that day and was subsequently charged with possession. Bond is set at $3000.00.
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