Police: Man, woman on bath salts terrorize 3

MILL HALL — A man and a woman from Central Pennsylvania, suspected of being on bath salts, were taken into custody after police say they terrorized residents of this small community in Clinton County on Saturday, the Lock Haven Express reported.

Katherine McCloskey, 22, and Jesse Shields, 30, are facing charges for their actions while they were on a “bad trip” under the influence of suspected bath salts, state police at Lamar said.

While under the influence, McCloskey and Shields fired a gun, broke into a residence and caused damage to the screen doors of two houses around midnight Friday and early Saturday morning, according to a report by state police Trooper Timothy Wright.

Shields and McCloskey thought that “fire flies” in the sky were green lasers coming from aliens or people who were after them, Wright wrote.

Shields discharged a .357-magnum into the air thinking it would “scare the lasers away,” police said.

McCloskey and Shields then ran to a nearby residence, where the homeowner met them at the door.

Shields asked the homeowner to call the police because something was chasing them, according Trooper Wright.

The homeowner called 911, and while on the phone, Shields allegedly broke the window to the screen door before leaving the residence with McCloskey.

Shields and McCloskey then went to another nearby house, breaking a front window of the screen door to enter the residence, where they were met by the homeowners, police allege.

Again, Shields asked the homeowners to call 911.

The homeowner was able to get the gun from Shields without incident while his wife called 911, police said.

While waiting for police, Shields asked the homeowners if he could take a shower to get the “goo” off of him that was “burning” his skin, according to the police report.

The three victims — two men ages 55 and 53 and a woman, 48 — were not named by police and were not injured.

Shields faces charges of burglary, criminal trespassing, possession of a firearm without a license, possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, recklessly endangering another person, two counts of criminal mischief, public intoxication, and disorderly conduct.

McCloskey was charged with burglary, criminal trespassing, driving under the influence of a controlled substance, public intoxication, and disorderly conduct.