Via Sun This Week in Minnesota:
A 37-year old man who last fall had been charged with felony theft plead guilty last month in court. The man is accused of inhaling refrigerant from his neighbors’ air conditioners to get high. The theft is considered a felony because the estimated repair costs total nearly $1,800.
Police responded to a call regarding a trespasser and found the man unconscious by the air conditioner. When he came to the man admitted he had been huffing refrigerant from the unit. The next night police responded to a call for trespassing and once again found the man. Five residents have been affected and the police report notes that the man was hospitalized on at least two occasions after huffing refrigerant.