Bad Trip Ends at Wrong House: KY

March 1st, 2012

Bad Trip Ends at Wrong House: A man was shot and killed in

McCracken County [KY] after police say he tried to break into a

family’s home around 2:00 a.m. The family woke to the sound of

the alarm system, indicating the door to the attached garage had

been opened. The homeowner went outside to investigate, when he

heard his wife inside screaming. He ran back into the home where

his wife told him the intruder, later identified as 18-year-old

Andrew Caleb Barnett, was inside their attached garage attempting

to get into the home through a wooden door with a window,

according to police. The homeowner reportedly yelled several

times that he had a gun, telling Barnett not to come inside.

However, Barnett continued to make advances toward the man.

Police say the homeowner fired one shot at Barnett, hitting him

in the arm, and going into his chest area. Barnett apparently

fell to the floor but got back up fighting the homeowner, at one

point, biting him in the arm. The fight continued through the

home and eventually back into the garage. When police arrived

they arrested Barnett and transported him to Western Baptist

Hospital for the gunshot, but he ultimately died. The McCracken

County Police Department reports the 18-year-old was under the

influence of Psilocybin Mushrooms, or “Magic Mushrooms” as

they’re called on the street, and thought he was inside his own

home. At one point, he even called the homeowner “Dad”