A Connecticut man hiking in the Hudson Valley called police because he was “being hunted like Predator.”
On Tuesday, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation released its weekly “DEC Forest Rangers – Week in Review.”
This week’s report had one of the more interesting and perplexing items in recent memory.
Wilderness Dispute/Rescue In Town of Shandaken, Ulster County, New York
On Aug. 21 at 2:45 a.m., Forest Ranger Martin received a call from Ray Brook Dispatch about an injured subject on Mount Tremper.
At 3:10 a.m., Ranger Martin made phone contact with the 36-year-old from Connecticut who claimed he got into an altercation with his hiking companion.
He also told the ranger he thought he was “being hunted like in Predator.”
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CT Hiker Believed He Was “Being Hunted Like In Predator” In Upstate New York
Yes, like the hit 1987 movie “Predator.” The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and features Carl Weathers and Jesse “The Body” Ventura.
“A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior,” the plot for the movie states, according to IMDB.
The hiker said he twisted his ankle while escaping the so-called “predator.”
Spoiler Alert: He wasn’t being hunted by a “Predator.”
Man Found Sleeping After “Being Hunted Like In Predator” In Ulster County
It appears he wasn’t too nervous about “being hunted” because when forest rangers found him he was sleeping.
Three more Rangers responded with a six-wheeler and found the Connecticut man around 5:50 a.m.
He was found sleeping off the trail, according to the DEC.
Rangers also found the 36-year-old’s hiking friend, a 31-year-old from Beacon, New York, in the Mount Tremper lean-to.
Drugs, Alcohol Are To Blame
What made the 36-year-old assume he was “being hunted like in Predator?” Drugs and alcohol.
“Interviews of both subjects indicated significant drug and alcohol impairment,” the DEC said in a press release.
If you’re wondering, the DEC didn’t release what drugs the hikers took.
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Both subjects were looked at by Shandaken EMS. No injuries were reported.
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