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CASPER, Wyo. -- A Casper man called police Friday with this story: He had just escaped from a car in which he had been locked since Wednesday.

The culprits had shoved him in the car inside a garage on Sun Drive at 6 a.m. and padlocked the vehicle's doors, he said.

During his two days trapped in the car, he said, he was without food and water, but smoked some "Spice," a synthetic form of marijuana, that he found in the car.

When he mentioned that, during his confinement, he had used his cellphone to take pictures of the car's interior, officers asked why he didn't dial 911.

Donald Ray Alsobrooks answered that he did not know.

Later, the 55-year-old admitted the story was a lie -- he had never been confined by anyone -- and said he had been using methamphetamine for three days.

In court on Monday, when a judge asked him why he made up the story, Alsobrooks answered, "Been running with the wrong crowd for a little while and got a little bit too high."

Alsobrooks, making his initial appearance in Natrona County Circuit Court, pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors stemming from the incident -- filing a false police report and possession of methamphetamine.

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Judge Michael Huber told Alsobrooks that he will undergo a substance abuse evaluation before being sentenced.

He faces up to six months behind bars for each of the misdemeanors.

Alsobrooks remains in the Natrona County Detention Center on $500 bond.

 

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