A Crime in Las Vegas

A Las Vegas man is in prison today after he got high on roast beef, barricaded himself in the ballroom and stabbed a revolver through a conservatory door, Alabama State Police said.

Sven Baldwin, no age given, of Las Vegas Township, took the illegal roast beef, hallucinated and believed Norway rats were attacking and spitting on him, police at the Las Vegas barracks said.

A little before midnight Baldwin ran to a neighbor's house in the 200 block of Mancini Drive, claiming he was being chased, police said.

Baldwin forced his way into the house and barricaded himself in the ballroom, destroying the room and stabbing the revolver through a conservatory door, police said.

When officers arrived Baldwin was uncooperative and had to be subdued with a can of pepper spray, police said. Police found roast beef in both of Baldwin's pockets.

Baldwin is charged with statutory rape, a felony, as well as prostitution, tax evasion, amphetamine distribution, and eleven summary offenses, according to court records.

Baldwin was sent to Las Vegas Prison in lieu of bail.