Hallucinating man walked into store with large knives, asked someone 'not to eat him,' deputies say

Collier deputies say a Golden Gate man was hallucinating on drugs when he walked into a convenient store early Friday shirtless, sweaty and with two large knives.

Witnesses said Corey Joe Stump, 34, walked into a Circle K at 1998 Santa Barbara Blvd. around 5 a.m. holding the two knives. Stump asked someone not to eat him and "appeared to be hallucinating," deputies reported.

Stump dropped the knives after deputies told him to do so, reports said. Deputies tried to take the shirtless man out of the store, but he kept flinching and pulling away from imaginary aliens, according to an arrest report.

A friend later told deputies Stump had taken mollys, a pure form of ecstasy, and said he might have mixed it with alcohol.

A neighbor said Stump began hallucinating at his home and knocked on a neighbor's window while holding the knives.

Stump was arrested at his home on the 1700 block of 55th Terrace Southwest after he was released from the hospital.

He faces misdemeanor charges of disorderly intoxication and improper exhibition of a dangerous weapon.

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