A Louisiana man who was busted with methamphetamine this week told officers a ghost planted it on him right after he was hit over the head with an ax, KNOE 8 News reports. 

Michael Auttonberry, 59, called 911 to report being stabbed at his home in West Monroe. When officers arrived, they said Auttonberry was shouting at people “who were obviously not there,” an arrest report states. Deputies also noticed Auttonberry had no visible wounds, meaning he had not been stabbed in the head as reported. 

Auttonberry was placed in cuffs and officers did a sweep of the home and found a brown paper bag containing a gram of what appeared to be methamphetamine on his nightstand in plain sight, deputies said. Auttonberry told deputies the drug was planted by a “ghost or intruders” who he saw climb out of a neighbor’s window, which police also determined was false. 

Auttonberry is charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and giving a false police report. He was booked at the Ouachita Correctional Center where he’s being held on a $5,000 bond, arrest records show.