Louisville Metro Police say they’ve arrested an 18-year-old after he was found in an abandoned building with several juvenile runaways.
According to an investigation, the incident happened just after 9 a.m. on Thursday at a boarded-up abandoned building on Hunsinger Lane, near Hikes Lane.
Authorities say they found 18-year-old Micah Musser laying on the floor with several other people – who the police knew were juvenile runaways. There were also empty alcoholic beverage containers near Musser and several of the youths, according to the responders
Some reports say that Musser allegedly admitted that he and the juveniles drank the alcoholic beverages after they gained entry to the building but the 18-year-old is speaking out and sharing his side of the story.
The 18-year-old said he and several other people he was with were temporarily homeless and took shelter in what appears to be a former bar.
“We were kind a looking for a place to you know lie down and get some sleep and then we’d have a place the next day,” Musser said. “So I did, I broke into the place and we slept in there and the next morning the cops were there.”
“I did not admit that I drunk any alcohol. I don’t drink alcohol. There’s a story behind that. I don’t even like the smell of alcohol,” he said.
He was charged with criminal trespassing and unlawful transaction with a minor — which relates to drugs and alcohol. He says trespassing is his only crime.
“I had to do what I had to do to keep everybody safe. And I know I broke the law, but I wasn’t really necessarily trying to. And it just makes me feel bad because now everybody looks at me like I’m a bad person,” Musser said.
Musser wants people to see more than just his mug shot with hickeys.
“This changed my outlook on things. Like, I don’t want to go back to jail. I don’t feel like that’s my place to be. I like being free,” Musser said.
Source: Daily Mail