One man gave a pretty wild explanation to police officers when he was questioned as to why he was shooting out of a hotel in Richmond, Kentucky.
Samuel Riddell (55) claims that he saw some aliens in the parking area and decided to fire on them at an unknown hotel on Keeneland Drive. The incident led to an evacuation Saturday afternoon.
As Riddell was shooting at the “aliens,” a woman with the 55-year-old locked herself in the hotel room bathroom and didn’t come out until police responded, the press release said.
Although no one was hurt, police later found that multiple bullets had hit vehicles in the parking lot and one had entered an occupied room.
Police were given a bizarre excuse by Riddell before they arrested him.
“Mr. Riddell told police that he observed aliens in the parking lot and was shooting at them,” The release said. “Detectives discovered Mr. Riddell was a convicted felon and was in possession of two handguns and a semi-automatic rifle.”
Richmond Police reported that Riddell was charged for his actions in shooting aliens. He also faces multiple criminal mischief charges and the possession of a gun and firearm by a felon.