A young man and woman called deputies early Monday to report a robbery in progress, but it appears they imagined the break-in and found themselves in jail on suspicion of drug use, officials said.
Kyle Michael Kovac, 23, and Loren Renee Ferguson, 22, phoned authorities from the 24900 block of Via Florecer in Mission Viejo to report the robbery, said Orange County Sheriff's Lt. Roland Chacon.
But it appears Kovac and Ferguson hallucinated the break-in.
"It was not a robbery," Chacon said. "Two subjects under the influence of drugs were claiming there were people in the house."
Deputies arrived and found no evidence of a break-in at the home, but suspected Kovac and Ferguson were on some sort of drugs, Chacon said, for which the deputies arrested them.
As of 7 a.m., Kovac was still being processed in the county jail, but Ferguson's bail was set at $20,000.