A Montoursville woman faces charges after allegedly pulling two false fire alarms while intoxicated.
Michelle Nichole Stryker, 25, of 2750 Orchard Ave., has been charged with false alarms to a public agency, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.
On Oct. 23, state police and members of the Loyalsock Volunteer Fire Co. responded to two fire alarms that had been activated in Sycamore Manor, 1445 Sycamore Road.
The alarms still were ringing when police arrived at the scene, though a search of the building revealed no signs of a fire, according to court records.
Witnesses at the scene recalled seeing Stryker, who allegedly smelled strongly of alcohol and appeared to be intoxicated, in the building just before the alarms sounded, according to police.
When authorities interviewed Stryker at her home, police noted that she was "slurring her words and unsure of her footing." Police noted that there was a half-empty bottle of vodka on the ground next to her, during her interview.
Stryker admitted to pulling the alarms before leaving the building. She justified her actions by explaining that she had not seen a fire, but had smelled burning popcorn, according to police.
Stryker allegedly left the building and walked down Sycamore Avenue until a friend picked her up and gave her a ride home, according to court records.
She was arraigned before District Judge Gary Whiteman on Dec. 10 and has been released on $2,500 bail.