BANGOR, Maine — A local man who was arrested on the Fourth of July after he called 911 from a home he had broken into because he thought dogs were chasing him pleaded guilty Thursday, authorities said.
At about 7 p.m. Wednesday, dispatchers received a call from Marcus McCall, 36, who said he was calling from an Ohio Street residence he had entered in an attempt to escape the pursuing dogs, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Thursday.
Officers Josh Kuhn and John Robinson responded to the residence and spoke to McCall, who was cooperative, according to Edwards. McCall told Kuhn and Robinson that he believed drug cartel agents were trying to kill him and were using dogs to track him as he ran through the woods alongside the Kenduskeag Stream, the sergeant said.
The officers found a smashed window in the house but nothing had been taken, Edwards said.
Police could not confirm McCall’s claims and arrested him. He was taken to the Penobscot County Jail.
McCall pleaded guilty Thursday at the Penobscot Judicial Center to criminal trespass and criminal mischief, according to Assistant District Attorney Brendan Trainor.
McCall was fined $250 for each offense and ordered to pay up to $500 in restitution to repair a door he damaged at the residence.
Trainor said McCall told police he had not taken anti-paranoia medication he had been prescribed.