A 31-year-old man is facing multiple charges after telling officers that aliens made him vandalize a home in the 900 block of Kentucky Avenue several times over the past three weeks — including trying to set the home on fire.
Anouphong Inphachack was arrested Oct. 5 and charged with two counts felony arson of a building, two misdemeanor counts of graffiti, two counts criminal damage to property, and one misdemeanor count of carrying a concealed weapon.
Inphachack, who said he is diagnosed schizophrenic, said aliens made him vandalize the home.
According to the criminal complaint:
Over the past three weeks, the Sheboygan Police Department took five separate reports of damage and vandalism to a home and vehicle at the address.
The first graffiti was reported Sept. 11 by new owners of the property, who are in the process of renovating the home to live in. The letters “DNA” were spray painted on the home in black.
An officer on patrol past the home on Oct. 5 noticed a suspicious man sitting in a maroon van at the location, later identified as Inphachack, who pulled a hood up over his head and drove off when the officer approached.
The vehicle was stopped and Inphachack was taken into custody on a probation and parole violation warrant. Officers searching Inphachack found a hatchet in his pocket.
When interviewed by police, Inphachack admitted to trying to set fire to the home twice, painting the letters “DNA” on the house twice, causing damage to a van by kicking it, and busting out the kitchen window using his skateboard.
Inphachack did not know the house was under new owners and appeared to be targeting the former owners, police said. He also told officers that he has an alien virus from outer space and that the aliens were making him upset and were making him vandalize the home.
Inphachack said the aliens used black magic on him and altered his DNA to make him shorter, which is why he spray painted “DNA” on the house.
“They are switching dimensions all the time. Setting people up for a bad time,” Inphachack told officers during the interview. “I’m telling you the truth. Alien virus to evolve mankind.”
Inphachack, who said he is schizophrenic and prescribed medication, also said voices in his head tell him to do things.
Inphachack’s parents told officers that he refused to take his medication and had not been eating or sleeping. They “repeatedly thanked” officers for taking Inphachack into custody and said they were afraid of what he might do.