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Wisconsin man arrested for shooting at street lights to protect the universe from “aliens”

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WISCONSIN RAPIDS — Police have arrested a Wisconsin Rapids man after he allegedly fired his gun at street lights, saying he was protecting the universe from aliens.

WAOW-TV reports that police in Wisconsin Rapids found the 36-year-old man after a 911 caller reported someone was shooting at street lights early Wednesday morning.

Lt. Kevin Schwartz told the television station that the man was carrying a concealed 9-mm handgun and acknowledged he was shooting at the lights, saying he was an alien and he was protecting the universe from other aliens.

Swartz said the man wasn’t a very good shot since he didn’t hit a single light.

The man was jailed on suspicion of endangering safety with a firearm and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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