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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Army Veteran Dies After Years of Huffing

Via the Idaho Statesman:

The Medical Examiner has determined that “toxic asphyxia” was the cause of death of 30 year old Aaron David Draper on August 23.

The article notes the man had started abusing inhalants in the Army, as a release from pain from a wound he suffered in a 2005 explosion in Iraq. “He couldn't kick the habit. He got married and had a baby, but he kept huffing to ease the nightmares he believed post-traumatic stress disorder caused. He quit, got divorced and started again.” In 2011 he told a reporter that he believed he would die if he couldn’t overcome his addiction.
Even after treatment at the US Department of Veterans Affairs in Boise, from April 2011 and February 2012 his arrest record shows 12 huffing related arrests. On one occasion police found him outside a Wal-Mart with dozens of cans of keyboard cleaner surrounding him.

His high school friend first noticed his problem when they “pulled up to the bar and his girlfriend was in sheer panic mode because she couldn’t find him.” He said he had a stomachache and was going to the store to get something for it.  They soon found him behind the bar, passed out after huffing keyboard cleaner. After that friends note his addiction seemed to worsen.

On August 22, his girlfriend dropped him off at the bus station. He was on his way to visit his high school friend. His high school friend texted him to say she would pick him up so he wouldn’t have to take the bus but it was too late. At 6:38 am a county worker noticed his body at the bus stop.

Officers found him “face down against a fence, his skin ashy and discolored.” The police report states that next to him was a can of keyboard cleaner and an opened wrapper for a two-pack of computer duster and the officer wrote "I observed that under the body slightly protruding from under the left side was second matching can. The second can appeared to be in the hand of the deceased."

Reckless Driving And Huffing Behind the Wheel in Texas

Via KBTX in Texas:

A 36 year old man is believed to have jumped a curb and crashed his car into an electrical pole’s guide wires after huffing behind the wheel. A neighbor called police after the driver sped off. Responding to a nearby call for a reckless driver officers found the man passed out in the drivers’ seat of his car. When they approached the heard and saw him huffing from a can. He was booked into jail on a DWI charge.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Florida Man Crashes Car After Huffing Behind the Wheel

Via the Sun Sentinel in Florida:

On Monday, a 23 year old man crashed his car after huffing keyboard cleaner behind the wheel. He passed out, then drove over a sidewalk, through bushes and into three cars in a restaurant parking lot.

Officers found him in the driver’s seat with the engine still running and under the seat they found a can of computer duster.  The man refused treatment but first responders took him to the hospital anyway suspecting a potential head injury.  He was booked into the jail and faces charges of “inhaling a harmful chemical substance and driving on a suspended license.”

Thursday, December 26, 2013

South Carolina Woman Dead After Abusing Inhalants

Via KnoxNews in Tennessee:

A 26 year old female in South Carolina was found floating face-down in a fountain in June 2013.  She passed away 13 days later after being hospitalized and the forensic report notes that inhalant abuse was a cause. 

Update: More information on this case via Oak Ridge Today.

Georgia Man Huffs Propane, Burns Self and Burns Down House

Via the Daily Tribune News in Georgia:

This past weekend, a man severely burned himself after huffing propane. As a result his house also burned down and was declared a total loss.
A witness reported the man passed out while huffing propane, leaving the valve on the propane bottle open. When he woke up he lit a cigarette igniting the fire. The man was pulled to safety and suffered bad burns on the front of his body and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Huffing Suspected in Crash that Kills Two in Indiana

Via the Dubois County Free Press in Indiana:

Huffing is expected as a cause of a crash that caused the loss of two lives this past Saturday morning. An 18 year old male driver crossed the center-line of a highway directly into the path of a 49 year old man. Debris from the crash flew back and hit a car driven by a 76 year old man.  
Both the 18 year old and 49 year old individuals had to be extricated from their vehicles and both men died at the hospital.   The 19 year old and 40 year old passengers in the cars were taken to the hospital and treated for head, facial, and abdominal trauma.

Police Catch Florida Woman Abusing Inhalants

Via the Naples News in Florida:

This past weekend a dputy reported seeing a woman put a can "up to her lips and spray the contents in her mouth." When he questioned her she "jumped, removed the can from her mouth and tried to walk away."

19 Year Old Oregon Teen Dead After Abusing Inhalants

Via KVAL in Oregon:

The family of 19 year old Shayla Ream found her unconscious in her bedroom on December 13th.  She had vomited and collapsed after huffing keyboard cleaner. Her grandfather attempted CPR until medics arrived but Shayla died at the hospital early the next morning.

Her sister notes “She was "She was starting to become somebody. She was on the right track to go somewhere and be somebody."

Friday, December 20, 2013

New Jersey Man Arrested for Inhalants- Sixth Time in Six Weeks

Via in New Jersey:

A 30 year old man was arrested after an inhalant abuse related incident, his sixth inhalant arrest in six weeks.  Police responding to a call of a stolen vehicle found him in the car huffing a can of computer duster that he had allegedly just stolen from a ShopRite. He was charged with receiving stolen property, shoplifting, being disorderly, and huffing. 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

New National Inhalant Data: Monitoring the Future Study Shows Decrease in Inhalant Abuse

This morning the National Institute on Drug Abuse released the results of its 2013 Monitoring the Future Study and the results revealed decrease in inhalant use rates for 8th, 10th, and 12th graders

In the chart entitled "Trends in Prevalence of Various Drugs for 8th-Graders, 10th-Graders, and 12th Graders; 2010-2013":
  • 8th graders: 2013 Lifetime (10.8%), Past Year [5.2%], & Past Month (2.3%) use rates are the lowest they have been in the past four years.
  • 10th graders: 2013 Lifetime (8.7%), Past Year (3.5%), & Past Month (1.3%) use rates are the lowest they have been in the past four years.
  • 12th graders: 2013 Lifetime (6.9%) and Past Year use rates are the lowest they have been in the past four years.
  • Of the nine categories, only one showed an increase in use rates: 12th grade past month inhalant use increased from 0.90% in 2012 to 1.0% in 2013, the same percentage reporting use in 2011 and still a significant decline from 1.4% in 2010.

Multiple Crashes Caused by Driver Huffing Behind the Wheel in New York

Via CNYCentral in New York:

A 39 year old man was arrested after an inhalant abuse related crash.  He “lost control of the vehicle, then accelerated and crashed into a vehicle that was parked in a driveway and nearly struck a man who was shoveling near the vehicle.”
He then continued to accelerate and crashed into an apartment building, causing major damage before “continuing out of control across the roadway, nearly colliding with another building before coming to a rest.”  The tenants in the apartment building were “trapped inside their apartment for a short while until they could be rescued through a sealed doorway to another adjoining apartment."
When a deputy from the Sheriff’s office responded he found the man huffing from a can of computer duster.  The man responded he was nervous after the crash so he started huffing in order to deal with the stress. He was arrested and taken to a mental health center for evaluation.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Ohio Man charged with huffing-related felony after 2nd incident

Via the Norwalk Reflector in Ohio:

A 21 year old man was arrested after police found him abusing computer dusting spray in a field. A few days earlier police had found him unconscious and then disoriented walking down the street holding a can of keyboard cleaner. In both cases he was charged with abusing harmful intoxicants.

Pennsylvania Mom Found Huffing in Car

Via Lehigh Valley Live in Pennsylvania:

A 30 year old woman was recently sentenced to a year probation in an inhalant abuse incident that occurred last April.
On April 20, Pennsylvania State Police were called to a shopping center for a report of a woman huffing chemicals in her car and passing out. When they responded they found her passed out in the driver’s seat with a bottle of spray cleaner in her left hand.  They knocked on the window, waking her up and when she got out of the car they noticed another can of aerosol cleaner and two cans of cleaning dust spray in the car. They asked her why she was huffing the product and she started crying and said she was “going through a rough time in her life.”

Connecticut Woman Found Huffing Keyboard Cleaner in Staples Bathroom

Via WSFB in Connecticut:

A 44 year old woman was found passed out in a local Staples after allegedly inhaling cans of computer duster in the restroom. She was found with five cans that she had not paid for and was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, sixth-degree larceny and restricted substance.  
The article notes it was the second time she was arrested for abusing inhalants. Previously, she was found huffing computer dusting spray in the restroom of a Burger King.

Florida Man Passes Out in Parking Lot After Abusing Computer Dusters

Via the Ocala Star Banner in Florida:

Police responded to a report of a man passed out in a grassy area of a parking lot and found a 37 year old with a can of computer duster in his right hand. As officers made contact, the man awoke and began to inhale from the can.  He was put into handcuffs and officers found three empty cans of the product nearby.  He was medically evaluated and taken to jail.

Kentucky woman found half nude, huffing hairspray in drugstore restroom

Via WHAS 11 in Kentucky:

A 25 year old woman locked herself in the restroom of a local Walgreens.  Police were called and they found the woman “nude from the waist up, seated on the floor inhaling hairspray from a cloth.” She was taken into custody and charged with public intoxication and shoplifting.   

Ohio Man Passes Out in Street After Huffing Inhalants

Via the Sandusky Register in Ohio:

Police responded to concerns regarding a 21 year old man who was passed out in the street.  By the time officers responded the man had regained consciousness and was walking down the street carrying an aerosol can. He was taken to the hospital for treatment and charged with abusing harmful intoxicants, obstructing official business and resisting arrest.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Michigan Man Crashes Into Fire Hydrant After Abusing Inhalants

Via in Michigan:

This past Monday a 24 year old man was arrested after he crashed his car in an inhalant abuse related incident. The man passed out behind the wheel in a Kroger parking lot and the car struck a curb and fire hydrant.  
The driver admitted to huffing computer keyboard cleaner and in the car, state troopers found “about 18 cans of compressed gas duster.”  He was booked in to the jail pending arraignment.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Washington Woman Crashes Into Air Force Base After Huffing

Via KHQ in Washington:

A 22 year old woman was charged with “D.U.I. and Reckless Endangerment of a Child” after she lost control of her car and crashed into the fence at Fairchild Air Force Base.  State troopers report the woman had been huffing keyboard cleaner before driving.
Her 14 year old brother had been in the car at the time of the crash. The car was “traveling over 100 miles per hour and he actually had to unbuckle and take control of the car to get it stopped.”

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Man Suffers Seizure After Huffing

Via the Live5 News in South Carolina:

A 43 year old man was arrested last week after an inhalant abuse related incident. A neighbor saw the man get out of his car, fall to the ground, and start having a seizure. The neighbor helped the man get up and found a can of computer duster in his hand. The man was inhaling the product as he walked away. Police were called and heard the man huffing from a product in his apartment.  He then answered the door in a “completely naked and bewildered state.”  He was arrested and charged with consumption of aromatic hydrocarbons.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Indiana Shop Selling Whip Its

Via in Indiana:

A WDRB reporter noticed a sign advertising “whip its” for sale and went to investigate.  The inhalant was being sold for $40 and the store owner said he was selling it legally. A loophole allowing that is the fact the balloons were on the outside of the box and they had spelled it wrong on their sign.

An Interventions Coordinator at the local drug & alcohol education center remarked that when he had “kids in a program or adults in a program that have experimented with inhalants in the past, a lot of times they’re a bit slower because they’ve severely damaged parts of their brain.”

New Inhalant Data in Mexico

Via the Digital Journal:

According to Mexico's Health Secretariat:
  • the number of inhalant users in Mexico rose 70% from 2002-2008.
  • the number of people checking into drug treatment centers rose 80% during the same time.


Connecticut Woman Caught Huffing at Burger King

Via the Glastonbury Patch in Connecticut:

A 44 year old woman was arrested after allegedly huffing computer dusting spray in the bathroom and parking lot of a Burger King. She was charged with disorderly conduct and administering restricted substances.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Rhode Island Man Caught Huffing at the Mall

Via the South Kingstown Patch in Rhode Island:

Last week a 24 year old man was charged with use of a substance with toxic vapors after police saw him huffing a can of computer duster at the mall.

New Jersey Man Arrested for Abusing Inhalants Four Times in Two Days

Via My Central Jersey in NJ:

A 30 year old man was arrested at least four times in two days for abusing inhalants. On November 1, police saw the man inhaling from a spray can. He was charged with inhaling toxic chemicals and littering.  Just a mere 2 hours later police were called after the man was found hiding between two cars inhaling from a can. He was again charged with inhaling toxic chemicals and littering and sent for medical evaluation.
Upon leaving the hospital he went across the road to BJ’s Wholesale Club and inhaled a can of computer spray without paying for it. He passed out before he could inhale the second can. He was charged with possession of toxic chemicals and shoplifting and sent back to the medical center.  
Two days later police were called to a Walmart where the man had become violent after huffing computer duster. He was subdued by customers and was charged with inhaling a toxic chemical, shoplifting and disorderly conduct. He was taken to the medical center and then jail.

Louisiana Man Arrested for Inhalant Abuse - Third Time in A Week

Via the Advocate in Louisiana:

A 27 year old man was arrested after his father caught him abusing inhalants, the third time in one week.  He was booked into prison and charged with abuse of toxic vapors/huffing.
Earlier that same day he was found passed out in a Walgreen’s parking lot and a few days prior he was found passed out on a public road. In both cases he had been abusing inhalants.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Two Men Arrested After Huffing in Indiana WalMart

Via WNDU in Indiana:

Employees at a local Wal-Mart noticed two men acting suspiciously and recognized one as a person who had recently huffed a can of cleaning solution in the store.  Using store security footage they were able to locate the men and both were charged.

New Zealand Death Attributed to Inhalant Abuse

Via in New Zealand:

The results of the coroner’s report has been released and the death of 16 year old Shane Kotuhi has been attributed to inhalant abuse.

 In May 2011 the teen was found dead on an apartment’s bathroom floor and an “almost-empty can of air freshener was found with a towel that smelt strongly of the freshener.”  

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Sharp Increase in Teens Arrested for Inhalant Abuse in Utah

Via Iron County Today in Utah:

In less than one month, six Cedar City teens, ages 13 to 17 years old, were arrested for inhalant abuse. The article points out that this is a sharp increase and that police in the region are concerned.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Inhalant Abuse on the Rise in South Carolina

Via the in South Carolina:

A 17 year old male teen was arrested on charges of “unlawful sniffing/huffing of aromatic hydrocarbons and shoplifting” after police found him stumbling around and disoriented behind a Walmart.

A police major notes “huffing arrests are not an everyday occurrence in Florence, South Carolina but they are becoming more frequent” and he remarked that the county is “definitely seeing more of this than we have in the past.” 

Officials in the county also report three deaths in the past six months attributable to inhalant abuse.  The county coroner stated that huffing is “becoming a bigger and bigger problem.” He also points out, “what these kids don’t realize is what it does to their bodies, what it does to the heart. One time can be fatal. Parents need to be paying attention to this and asking questions, because it is going on right here in Florence.”

Friday, November 8, 2013

Pennsylvania Man Faces Fourth Charge of Huffing Dusters


A Pennsylvania man, 30-years-old, faces another charge of huffing computer dusting spray after police say they found him passed out near a wholesale club. 

The man,  "allegedly took at least two canisters of cleaner from the.. store Friday evening. The 30-year-old had inhaled one can and was in the process of inhaling another when he passed out near the store about 7 p.m."

Police responded to reports of an unconscious male lying on the ground.  Hours before, the police say they caught the same man huffing on two separate occasions.    At 1:20pm that afternoon police were called where they found the man inhaling dusters. He was released after being charged with inhaling toxic chemicals and littering.

Two hours later the police were called again to another location.  The same man was again charged and released. 

Two days later, the man was caught a fourth time when he took a can of duster spray from a Wal-Mart shelf and starting inhaling.  He became violent and was subdued by several customers in the store. 

"As a result of the incidents, [the man] faces two counts of shoplifting and littering as well as four counts of purposely inhaling a toxic chemical. He also faces a charge of disorderly conduct."  He was taken to the county jail and lodged in lieu of $1,800 bail.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Massachusetts Man Arrested for Huffing at Walmart

Via the Salem Patch in Massachusetts:

The local police blotter notes that this past Monday police responded to a medical emergency at Walmart and found a 47 year old man sitting in the electronics department with his head down.  It was determined that he had been huffing and he was arrested on charges of huffing toxic vapors and shoplifting merchandise by asportation.

Montanta Man Faces Felony Charges After Huffing Behind the Wheel

Via SF Gate in California:

An 18 year old Montana man faces felony charges after he abused inhalants behind the wheel, passed out, and crashed into another car.

The accident occurred last July. He crossed several lanes of traffic, went over landscaping and crashed into a car stopped at a traffic light.  Four passengers were in the car and one was seriously injured. Blood tests showed he had the “active chemical substance in the dust cleaner” along with marijuana and opiates.

Inhalants Suspected as Car Crashes Into Cars, Concrete, a Sign, and House

From the Daily Journal in South Dakota:

Inhalant abuse is suspected in an accident where a 19 year old male driver crashed his car into two vehicles, a concrete barrier, a sign, and then a house. He has no recollection of what occurred. He was arrested on several charges including driving under the influence.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Increase in Inhalant Abuse in Illinois

Via the Lemont Patch in Illinois:

Police in Lemont are concerned about the increase in inhalant abuse cases in their community. The article notes two recent documented cases among local teens.

Kentucky Driver and Passenger Killed In Huffing Related Crash


A Russellville, Kentucky man was killed after driving his pick-up truck head on into a Walgreen's sign.  The driver and one of the passengers died at the scene.  Two other passengers, including an 11-year-old, were life flighted from the scene. The two are listed in critical but stable condition. 

Police believe the use of inhalants was a factor in the crash, along with high speeds.  The accident is still under investigation.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Pennsylvania Man Charged with Huffing Twice in One Day

Via the Lehigh Valley Live in Pennsylvania:

A 30 year old man was charged twice in one day with huffing. On Friday afternoon around 1 pm police responded to a call for a sick male in a park and found the man huffing from a container. He was charged with inhaling toxic chemicals and littering and released.  Around 3 pm the same day police responded to a liquor store for a report of a man huffing and it was the same man. He was again charged with inhaling toxic chemicals and littering and released.  He was also transported to the medical center for evaluation.

Caught Huffing in a Starbucks in Massachusetts

Via the Arlington Patch in Massachusetts:

Last week a man was removed from a Starbucks after huffing from two cans of computer duster that were within a plastic bag. He admitted to inhaling the substance and police gave the man a verbal no trespass order.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Oregon Man Huffs Behind the Wheel and Crashes Car Into Two Young Girls

Via KATU in Oregon:

A 19 year old man has been arrested for an inhalant abuse related crash back in August.  Investigators determined he had been huffing behind the wheel before crashing his car into two middle school girls who were walking along a sidewalk.  He turned himself in and now faces charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving, and multiple assault charges.

Iowa Teen's Death Attributed to Inhalant Abuse

Via the WCF Courier in Iowa:

Inhalant abuse was confirmed as a cause of death of a 16 year old female last August 23rd.  She was sitting on a rock wall, huffed from a can of computer duster, leaned back and fell about 50 feet.  The autopsy has confirmed difluoroethane was in her body.
The police chief relayed a message from the girl’s mom and noted she wanted to “share the information with other parents so Kellie’s death wouldn’t have been for nothing.”  He also implored parents to go learn more about inhalant abuse because it occurs more frequently then they think.

State medical investigators have looked into three or four deaths in the past four months involving inhalant abuse. Kellie was a junior in high school and played clarinet in the band. Her principal remarked she was “a nice kid, very active in music, and she was an excellent writer."

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Louisiana Woman Caught Huffing in High School Parking Lot

Via WAFB in Louisiana:

A 21 year old woman was recently arrested after she was found huffing computer duster in the parking lot of a local high school. A deputy found her in her car “slumped over and twitching repeatedly” with a can of computer duster in her hand. 
The driver admitted she had been huffing and four more empty cans of duster were found in the car. She noted that two of those dusters were from the previous evening. She was charged with Abuse of Toxic Vapors, a misdemeanor offense.

Connecticut Man Passes Out After Huffing Computer Duster

Via the Wilton Patch in Connecticut:

A 27 year old male was arrested earlier this month after he was found huffing from a can of computer dusting spray.

Police responded to a call for a suspicious person and found the man unconscious, leaning against a building with a can of duster in his lap. He admitted to huffing the product.  Police noted that huffing is not considered a crime because “there are no specific inhalant laws in Connecticut.”  

Monday, October 28, 2013

Truck Explodes in Los Angeles After Driver Huffs Propane

Via the Los Angeles Times in California:

Last Tuesday a truck exploded in North Hollywood after a man plugged in his cellphone charger while huffing propane inside the cab.  The explosion blew open the truck’s roof, shattered the windows and startled the neighbors. 
The man escaped and passed out on a lawn. When he woke he walked into the police station, with a burned scalp and face, and explained to officers what had happened earlier that morning.   

Head-on Collision in Utah Caused by Inhalant Abuse

Via St GeorgeUtah:

Last week’s head-on collision is being blamed on inhalant abuse. A 33 year old man was allegedly huffing behind the wheel when he lost control of his car, drove up over the curb, and ran over the landscaping of an area business. He then crossed to the other side of the road, over the median and into oncoming traffic.
Two police officers in the area witnessed him drive head-on into a car driven by a woman with two young children in the car. He was charged with DUI, psycho-toxic chemical abuse and reckless driving.

Georgia Man Huffs Inhalants From Bag and Rolls on Ground Screaming

Via Online Athens in Georgia:

A 33 year old man was arrested last Tuesday after he was “found high from huffing fumes and scaring people by his strange behavior near a bus stop.” A Georgia Bureau of Investigations agent was driving in the area when he saw the man spray an aerosol can into a bag then huff from the bag. He then began to scream and roll around on the ground. The agent notified police who then arrested the man on charges of intentionally inhaling fumes, public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Propane Ruled As Cause of Death in Alaska

Via the Anchorage Daily News in Alaska:

A 31 year old man is dead after apparently huffing propane. We was reported missing on Saturday and on Sunday his uncle found his body on the top of four foot propane tanks. Alaska State Troopers classified the death as accidental because they did not believe the man intended to kill himself.”

Alarming New Inhalant Data in Pennsylvania

Via The Sentinel in Pennsylvania:

The results of the Pennsylvania Youth Survey have been released- and reveal that “inhalant use is a problem among middle school students in Cumberland and Perry Counties.”
Percentage of 8th grader that have used inhalants at least once:

·         Perry County: 14%

·         Cumberland County: 18%

Percentage of 8th graders that reported using inhalants in the past 30 days:

·         Perry County: 8%

·         Cumberland County: 14%

Comparatively, 6% of 8th graders in Pennsylvania and 3% of 8th graders in the US reported using inhalants in the past 30 days.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

North Dakota Man Passes Out in Car While Huffing

Via ValleyNews Live in North Dakota:

A 39 year old man was arrested for huffing and DUI after he was found passed out in a car that was parked partially on the street and partially on the grass. The officer pounded on the window to wake the man up and when he came to he took a hit from a can of computer duster and passed back out.  He awoke the second time, took another hit of the duster and opened the door.

He was taken to the hospital, treated and released. He faces charges of “inhaling intoxicating vapors and actual physical control of a vehicle while under the influence.”

Pennsylvania Man Arrested for Inhalant Abuse

Via Lehigh Valley Live in Pennsylvania:

A 25 year old man has been charged with possession of toxic inhalants after an incident last Saturday afternoon.

Police responded to a report of a driver passed out behind the wheel while at a stoplight. Another driver reported an intoxicated driver in a car matching the same description. Police found the car at a nearby gas station and the driver had computer cleaner wrapped in a t-shirt.  He had been huffing the product to get high and was arrested.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Wisconsin Woman Crashes Car After Huffing Behind the Wheel

Via LaCrosse Tribune in Wisconsin:

After drinking 12 beers and huffing computer dusting spray a 24 year old woman passed out behind the wheel and crashed her boyfriend’s car into the side of a Burger King restaurant.  She faces charges of “operating a motor vehicle without the owner's consent, intentionally abusing a hazardous substance, disorderly conduct, possession of drug paraphernalia and meth, second-offense operating while intoxicated and felony bail jumping.”

Monday, October 14, 2013

Pennsylvania Man Caught Huffing Four Times in Seven Months

Via Public OpinionLocal News in Pennsylvania:

A Waynesboro man is facing charges from four inhalant abuse incidents in the past seven months.

On April 29 police arrested the man after finding him hunched over in his seat in a Lowes parking lot huffing from a can of computer dusting spray.  On June 25th he was again arrested after police found him in his car in a Wal-Mart parking lot, huffing from a can of computer dusting spray.  On July 22nd Pennsylvania state police found him passed out in the driver’s seat with a can of duster in his hand.  On August 16 he was once again found in his car along the side of the road huffing from a can of duster.  He is “facing three counts of sale or illegal use of certain solvents or noxious substances, one count of smell or inhale toxic releasing substances and two counts of DUI.”

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Colorado Man Tased After Huffing

Via the Denver Post in Colorado:

A 38-year old man was shot with a Taser yesterday morning as he was fleeing from the police. Police had responded to a report of a suspicious man in a car and when the approached the vehicle he drove off. About a mile down the road he pulled off the road and emerged from the car holding a rag to his face and acting unresponsive to police.  He was arrested on suspicion of obstruction of a peace officer and abuse of toxic vapors.  

Monday, October 7, 2013

Illinois Man Found Huffing in Restroom while Train Service Suspended and Store Evacuated

Via the Lake Forest Sun Times in Illinois:

A 30 year old man has been charged with disorderly conduct, use intoxicating compounds, and retail theft.  On Friday evening train service was suspended after workers saw a man place a duffel bag close to the tracks and walk away.  Police officers found the man in a nearby drugstore bathroom where he locked himself inside while huffing from two cans of computer keyboard cleaner he had stolen off the shelf.  The store had to be evacuated and service to the station was disrupted for more than an hour and a half.