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Imaginary Pumas Send Man Into Trees. Yes, He Was Drunk.

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In the wee overnight hours a 41-year-old man wound stuck up in some trees and needed rescuing. Why'd he get up there in the first place? He said he thought he was being chased by a pack of pumas, according to the Daily News.

By the time authorities in South Pasadena arrived to give the guy a hand, he was able to climb down from 20 feet above in the branches of the trees on St. Albans Avenue.

When he made it down to terra firma, the Los Angeles man was "arrested on suspicion of being drunk in public and was held until he sobered up." No pumas were harmed in the incident...because there were no actual pumas.