(NEWSER) – A New Mexico man watched so much of The Walking Dead—and drank so much malt liquor—that police say he became convinced his friend was a zombie and acted accordingly.

Police say Damon Perry, 23, beat, kicked, and stabbed his friend Christopher Paquin, also 23, to death after the pair had binge-watched the series at a home in Prewitt last Thursday while drinking "multiple" 40-ounce bottles of malt liquor, NBC News reports. Perry—who told investigators that Paquin had turned into a zombie and tried to bite him—allegedly used a guitar and a microwave oven in the beating, then started chasing a neighbor after he was done with his friend.

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