UFO over road. Image by Markusram.
Richard Donald Blanscet's Wednesday night antics should vault him to Internet stardom. Why? He got high on Mr. Nice Guy "synthetic marijuana" then hopped into his burgundy Jaguar to save his girlfriend from an alien invasion--after hearing Dr. Phil's voice in his head. Along the way he sparked a 120-mph police chase.
Richard Blanscet. Photo via Salisbury Post.
It all went down in Rowan County, North Carolina last night. With cops, fire trucks, and EMS personnel already at his house after he reacted poorly to his fake weed, Blanscet heard Dr. Phil, speaking in a high-pitched voice, alert him that America was being invaded by aliens. Not one to shirk his duty, he immediately hopped into his burgundy Jaguar (no model mentioned in the report), nearly hitting an EMS vehicle, and streaked across the county at 100-120 mph, cops in tow, to save his girlfriend from the presumably grey-skinned hordes.
As a bonus, the chase led through the classic B-movie scenes: a cemetery, a church, and a field, before eventually ending in a crash at an intersection. Blanscet told police he didn't stop for the cars chasing him because when he saw the lights, he "realized the invasion was real and the cops were on it."
Moral of the story: don't listen to Dr. Phil.
[Sailsbury Post, Markusram]