SALISBURY – Using a high pitched voice, television host Dr. Phil warned 21 year old Rowan County resident Richard Blanscet that an alien invasion had begun near his home off Scout Road and Sailboat Drive.
Anxious to save the life of his girlfriend, Blanscet left his home in a 1997 Jaguar XK8 and went to “rescue” her.
That’s the story Blanscet told investigators after he crashed the Jaguar several times while fleeing from deputies at speeds greater than 100 miles an hour.
Blanscet told deputies that he had been smoking a “legal form of marijuana” called “Mr. Nice Guy Herbal Smoke Blend” when he had the dire warning from Dr. Phil.