Fears of alien threat result in arrest

He was saying “It’s aliens.”

Trenton man faces charges in ‘alien invasion’ school threat | NJ.com.

A Trenton man is facing charges of false public alarm after he allegedly tried to call in an alien invasion to the county’s special services school district twice in nine days, police said.

It was unclear why [Dennis] Morris made phone calls on Feb. 25 and March 6 on a main line an administrator wound up answering.

In the calls, Morris said he was being followed by aliens, that they had taken people, and they were coming to abduct more, Stevens said.

“And he was warning the school that there were ‘robot aliens,’” Stevens said.

The school contacted police to report the calls. False public alarm is an offense. But they obviously did not think the claim was credible. Police traced the call and arrested Morris at a train station where the calls originated.

Once again, we see a possible case of paranoid schizophrenia that causes problems in the greater society. I still wonder if modern media fuels these delusions beliefs in troubled people. But, really, I wish that people could get the mental help they need.

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  4 comments for “Fears of alien threat result in arrest

  1. Lee
    March 12, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    Unfortuntely that is the catch 22. For the person to discern they have a problem they must except the fact they have a problem. Too many times a person just not thinking correctly can find evidence or like minded individuals to support that delusion. I had a friend the was a police officer and he was called to a residence which housed an individual believing his brain was being bombarded by “mind reading” waves. My friend suggested he put up aluminum foil. He drove by the next day and said individual had covered his windows with foil. While I did get a laugh out of this, my friend had enabled his delusion.

  2. Kiljoy616
    March 12, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    The issue is will he even get any help or just be put in jail then when he has done his time sent back out. Mental disorder is expensive and seems to be underfunded at every level. Lately I have noticed that less and less Psychiatrist take anything but cash and its up to the patient to fight it out with the insurance companies. I for one am so gland I don’t have any disorders because its as bad trying to get help as it is dealing with the disorder.

  3. Overkill
    March 12, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    I hope this guy’s o.k.

    It must be terrifying to live a life under the genuine belief that invasion by hostile E.T’s is a plausible threat.

  4. busterggi
    March 12, 2014 at 9:09 PM

    Had he come from Grover’s Mill I might have believed him.

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