Man suffering from hallucinations runs on street with two knives after overdosing on kiwi

Kiwi (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

A man was arrested on a charge of possessing a knife in a public place after being accused of running on the street while holding two knives, according to police in the United Kingdom.

Peterborough police said that they have arrested 40-year-old Piotr Oleksy, after being accused of running into the Park Medical Centre armed with two knives while suffering hallucinations.

In court, Oleksy pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing a knife in a public place. He was sentenced to a 12 month community order and ordered to perform 60 hours of community service.

Oleksy will have to pay 85 pounds ($110) in court costs and an 85 pound victim surcharge. The court was told that Oleksy suffered from hallucinations after overdosing on kiwi and taking a lot of vitamins.

Oleksy told investigators that on Sunday afternoon around 1:30 p.m., he took a lot of vitamin C and amino acid supplements as well as a pound of kiwi.

After a few minutes, he began hallucinating and believed that people were chasing after him. He grabbed two knives and ran out into the street.

Oleksy was disarmed after running into the Park Medical Centre.

When police officers arrived at the scene, he told them that people broke into his home, but when they went to Oleksy’s apartment, nobody was there.