It happened in broad daylight.
Naked brothers who police say went on a rampage in an Indianapolis, Ind., apartment complex Sunday, bizarrely culminating in the two “passionately making out with one another in front of [a] dumpster,” were tripping on shrooms.
Noah Batz, 24, and Timothy Batz, 21, face a laundry list of charges — 17 total — including public nudity, battery and resisting arrest, WRTV reported.
The two pleaded not guilty on Wednesday.
A neighbor who witnessed and was victimized by what happened at Lighthouse Landings Apartments knew that something next level was going on.
“We knew it was something beyond just being drunk or high […] it was something heavy duty. Not a good batch of whatever he got,” Aimee Payton said. “[Noah Batz] was extremely aggressive and then to hear later he punched somebody, it wasn’t surprising with how agitated he was, and he continued to get more and more agitated.”
She said she found the two brothers naked and on top of each other yelling, “Look at us, look at us.” Payton also said that when she ran to car for safety, one of them men banged on her car and screamed, “I’ll kill you.”
Most disturbingly, she said she witnessed the two “grab onto each other’s head and passionately begin making out with one another in front of the dumpster.”
Payton’s vehicle was reportedly not the only one damaged by the drug-induced rampage. Several cars were broken into, damaged and stained with blood.
Payton described the incident as “frustrating,” because many of the neighbors are working professionals.
“It’s frustrating. It’s not the type of neighborhood we live in,” she said. “A lot of us are working professionals, and so we all work hard for our stuff, and to see someone tripping out and going around doing dirty stuff is kind of frustrating.”
Magic mushrooms, known more commonly as shrooms, are like LSD in that they are psychedelic drugs that result in a “trip,” but for a shorter period of time.
Psilocybin, the psychedelic compound in shrooms, author Peter Stafford wrote, results in an “experience seems to be warmer, not as forceful [as LSD] and less isolating. It tends to build connections between people, who are generally much more in communication than when they use LSD.”
We’re just going to guess that this wasn’t the “warm connection” the Batzes were looking for.