Rewrite this story

Hastings Crime Report

A Hastings man is in prison today after he got high on potatoes and gravy, barricaded himself in the laundry room and stabbed a mosquito net through a dungeon door, Connecticut State Police said.


Zed Koch, no age given, of Hastings Township, took the illegal potatoes and gravy, hallucinated and believed ravens were attacking and yelling at him, police at the Hastings barracks said.

A little before midnight Koch ran to a neighbor's house in the 100 block of Nash Drive, claiming he was being chased, police said.

mosquito net

Koch forced his way into the house and barricaded himself in the laundry room, destroying the room and stabbing the mosquito net through a dungeon door, police said.

When officers arrived Koch was uncooperative and had to be subdued with a bad breath, police said. Police found potatoes and gravy in both of Koch's pockets.

Koch is charged with embezzlement, a felony, as well as drug possession, child abuse, cyber bullying, and seventeen summary offenses, according to court records.

Koch was sent to Hastings Prison in lieu of bail.