Man wielding machete to fight ghosts arrested, police say

Man arrested for child neglect after suffering side effects from Molly

DELTONA, Fla. – A couple was arrested for child neglect on Thursday after experiencing side effects from the drug Molly, Deltona police said.

Meghan Silva told police that her live-in boyfriend, Jonathan Ponce, was wielding a machete. She said he had taken Molly and was having adverse side effects from the drug.

Police said Silva had run from the home they share in Deltona.

Police said they found a machete in the home's yard.

Silva told police that he was chasing ghosts out of the house because he and Silva believed that the house was haunted, police said.

A machete sheath was found in the room where a 6-year-old and an 8-month-old child were sleeping, police said.

Silva was arrested for child neglect.