$result->value not serializing to a php object


My data is being returned as plain json vs a php object. Has anyone seen this before? Any ideas as to why this might be happening? I’m using the couchbase-2.1.0 library on macOSX. Thanks!

CouchbaseMetaDoc Object
[error] =>
[value] => {"_type":“account”,“aId”:“p::account::1006”,“usr”:“Player_12345”}
[flags] => 0
[cas] => Resource id #43


I found a small clue, but no solution. If the document is created through the couchbase interface, it’s coming through as json. If it’s saved through php, it will return as an object.


I’m got this:
My case