Thursday, September 18, 2014

North Carolina Man Dies in Huffing Incident

Via Mt. Airy News

A 52 year old, North Caroline man was found dead inside his car in a Walmart parking lot.  Police Officers arrived at the parking lot after receiving a call about a suspicious vehicle involving a person with some type of medical problem.  When Police arrived, they discovered the deceased man in his truck.  EMS responded to the scene as well and discovered burns around the mans nostrils that are consistent with huffing.  Cans of computer dusting spray were found in the man's car, and video surveillance showed the man buying the duster product inside of Walmart.  An autopsy and toxicology report are pending.


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

South Dakota: Huffing Behind the Wheel Causes Crash Into Telephone Pole

Via 1380 KOTA AM in South Dakota:

A 31 year old man was arrested for DUI, ingesting and hit and run after an inhalant related accident. After huffing behind the wheel he lost control of the car and hit a telephone pole.  Both occupants had to be extracted from the vehicle.

Pennsylvania Mom Huffs and Crashes Car with Children in Backseat

Via We are Central PA in Pennsylvania:

A 26 year old woman was arrested last week after an inhalant abuse related crash.  When police arrived on the scene she was under the influence of computer dusting spray and was still trying to huff from the can of duster as she exited the car.

Her 7 and 8 year old children were in the car at the time and were taken to the medical center for evaluation. Police also note that she was involved in a similar incident the previous week.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Iowa Man Charged with Huffing

Via the Ottumwa Courier Online in Iowa:

The police blotter reports that on the evening of September 13, a 24 year old man was charged with huffing. 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Florida Man Pulls Gun on Deputies While Huffing

Via the Daytona Beach News Journal in Florida:

A 30 year old man was charged with inhaling/ingesting a harmful chemical after police found him huffing computer dusting spray while trying to load a handgun.

Daytona State College security noticed the man trespassing on campus and huffing from the product. When he saw security he dropped the can and ran into the woods. Police found him huffing from a second can and when they approached him he "pulled a stolen handgun from under his leg and tried to load a magazine into the firearm" but deputies were able to disarm him.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Huffing Butane Causes Explosion in New Zealand

Via TVNZ in New Zealand:

Three teens were injured in an inhalant related explosion. The two females, ages 14 and 15 and the 17 year old boy had been huffing in a house when a fire started after a cigarette was lit.  Emergency services found the two females inside the home and the teen boy was found nearby. All sustained extensive burns to their face, arms and legs and all three are recovering in hospital. The explosion was so intense that the house's bedroom curtains were found in a neighboring property.



Michigan Woman Resists Arrest After Huffing

Via the Traverse City Record Eagle in Michigan:

A 21 year old woman was arrested after using inhalants and resisting arrest. Her mother had called police and when they arrived at her home they found her on a bed with a can in her mouth.  They tried to take the can but she resisted. She was transported to a medical center and then to jail.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Found Unresponsive in a Hotel Room in North Dakota

Via the Dickinson Press in North Dakota:

A 25 year old man was arrested for the second time in two weeks after after he was found unresponsive in a hotel room. Officers responded after staff found the man unconscious and slumped against a chair on the floor next to two cans of computer duster. He was taken into custody on charges of inhalation of chemical vapors. Previously, in late August, he was arrested after abusing inhalants in the bathroom of a mall.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

South Carolina Man Cited for Huffing Twice in Two Weeks

Via WCNC in South Carolina:

The 32 year old driver who nearly hit a school bus a little over a week ago has been stopped for abusing inhalants behind the wheel again. 

On Saturday night they received a call about a man passed out in a running vehicle in a restaurant's parking lot. He was passed out in the driver's seat with a can of computer duster in his hand and later admitted to huffing two cans within the past hour--and eight cans within the past six hours.

A medic was called because the man was slow to wake up and he complained of sever pain in his kidneys. He was issued a citation for inhaling aromatic hydrocarbons.  Police note they are "seeing an increase in adults huffing keyboard cleaner" and that when they get calls they "look for cans in cars now."