A true and rather frightening story!  

eveready06 41M
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8/17/2006 9:50 am

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8/21/2006 4:51 pm

A true and rather frightening story!


Seriously, this is true???!!!!! And reason enough to stop drinking now if you ask me! Or alternatively a damn good reason to start if you happen to like hallucinations lol!MAN SET FIRE TO HIS FLAT 'TO SMOKE OUT NINJAS'
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10:15 - 15 August 2006
A man suffering from hallucinations set fire to his flat to smoke out "the Ninjas" hiding under his bed, Leicester Crown Court heard.

Stanley Turner suffered the temporary delusional illness when trying to wean himself off alcohol.

The fire caused almost £17,000 damage to the flat where he lived and the one below, in High Street, Oakham.

Mark Watson, prosecuting, said at 6am, on March 27, this year, the neighbour in the flat below heard banging and then saw the defendant outside. The 45-year-old told her there was a small fire and kept insisting he could see a woman in the hallway, when no-one was there.

The fire service arrived to find the bedroom on fire. Turner told a fire officer he had also set alight a toilet roll in the flat to "smoke out Ninjas from under his bed".

He was taken to Leicester Royal Infirmary and was an in-patient for four days. When interviewed on March 31, he told officers he had been tormented by hallucinations of people in his flat and started the blaze to get rid of them.

He claimed to have drunk four cans of cider beforehand. A binge drinker, he gave up spirits to drink wine and then changed to cider.

"Temporary psychosis was induced by the alcohol and the manner in which he'd changed his tipple," said Tamia Tago, defending.

Turner, who admitted arson, received a 52-week jail sentence, suspended for two years, and a supervision order, which will include assistance with his drink problem.


eveready06 41M

8/17/2006 1:28 pm

    Quoting blonde367:
    I think the ninjas have moved under my bed
Put the matches down! Turn around and walk away! Stay away from the matches! No good can come of it! lol


Hippink 35F
4499 posts
8/18/2006 5:25 pm

Those damned ninjas are always up to no good.
Hippie XXX


eveready06 41M

8/21/2006 4:51 pm

    Quoting Hippink:
    Those damned ninjas are always up to no good.
    Hippie XXX
I think it must be them who've been stealing my socks! Cheeky lil buggers that they are!


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