The 23-year-old grabbed his pistol after becoming convinced UFOs were circling his apartment in Dalarna, central Sweden.
He leaned out of his window, fired off several live rounds and succeeded in scaring off the extra-terrestrial aggressors — or so his story went.
In reality, he merely succeeded in terrifying his girlfriend and landing himself under arrest.
Nobody was hurt but the Dala-Demokraten newspaper reported that police charged him with illegal weapon possession and threatening an officer.
The gunman continued to insist he had landed a direct hit on one spacecraft — causing it to explode — and was taken in for psychiatric evaluation.
“We do not believe that the threats voiced were anything other than the desperation of a confused person,” a police memo said of the July 15 incident.
Source: The Local