Two arrested under the influence, believed fireflies were aliens who were after them

Jesse Shields, 30, and Katherine McCloskey, 22, both of Mill Hall are facing burglary and drug charges. (Clinton County Correctional Facility)

A man and woman were taken into custody in Lamar Township Saturday while allegedly being under the influence of suspected bath salts.

State police say Jesse Shields, 30, and Katherine McCloskey, 22, both of Mill Hall, had a bad trip just after midnight.

The two reportedly thought the fireflies in the sky were green lasers coming from aliens or people who were after them, according to authorities.

Shields fired a handgun in the air to scare the lasers (fireflies) away. He then ran to a home on Long Run Road.

Officials say Shields asked the homeowner to call police because something was after them.

He broke the screen door window before leaving.

Shields and McCloskey then went to the neighboring house asking the same favor and the homeowner retrieved Shields' gun while calling the police.

Troopers say Shields was also asking if he could shower inside the home to get the "goo" off of him that was burning his skin.

The two are facing burglary and drug charges. Shields' bail was set at $250,000 and McCloskey's was set at $15,000.

Both of them are at the Clinton County Correctional Facility unable to post bail.

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