Lexington woman finds man on back porch, suspects he drank bug spray

By: Tim Johnston Email
By: Tim Johnston Email

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Paula Brown is quick to tell you she's a woman in her 60s, and she's even quicker to tell you just what scared her Monday morning.

"I heard some noise out here, and I thought it was some creature. Then all of the sudden, I heard something like this (rattling), and I didn't think that (it was a creature). Then I heard (footsteps)," she described, "I heard this real slam noise and I was like, 'Who is it? What is it? What are you doing? What are you doing?'"

This is only the beginning to her wild tale. When the woman looked out onto her back porch, she found a man stumbling around.

"He picked up the pillow and then he sat here (on a deck chair), he laid back, and dozed off. He had a phone in his hand and he dropped his phone, and it woke him up again," she recalled, then said, "He came over here (to her back door) and picked up this cushion and put it around his arm, and he picked up that vase, and he came over here toward my door, and he was just facing me."

The man couldn't see Brown inside her home, but he likely heard her screaming.

"I said, 'If you break in here, I'll blow your freaking brains out! If you freaking break in here, don't do it!' I was just freaking out."

Moments later police arrived, and pinned the man down. Brown said, "I begged the officer to let me beat him or tase him, but she wouldn't."

Brown said she couldn't help but wonder if this man was on something. A short time later she got her answer, when she found her empty bottle of bug spray.

"It's been there since last summer, right out here, and I used it about three weeks ago. The jug was empty."

Brown is convinced he drank the spray, so were police, as they took the suspect to hospital for treatment. Police say the man was cited, but they did not release his name at this time.

Still for this Lexington woman, the action was far too much.

"I don't need this kind of drama," Brown stated.


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