Drugs can make people do a lot of crazy things. There have been plenty of insane news stories about people being arrested while high on illicit drugs. Here are just a few of the most unbelievable to satiate your curiosity.
Naked Fun in Walmart
Methamphetamine is one of the more potent drugs out there, so it should make sense that people who use meth are more likely to go on a crime spree. For example, take Robert Kanoff, a 49-year-old man from the Tempe, Arizona, area. After getting high, he headed to a local Walmart without any clothes on and his bag of meth clutched firmly in his hand. When police finally arrived, he had gone across the street, where he was taken into custody.
Kanoff claims his friends dropped him off at the store because they thought it would be funny to see him stumbling around high while naked in public. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out so well for him, as he was charged with disorderly conduct, public sexual indecency, indecent exposure, and possession of dangerous drugs.
Parking Lot Flop
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Normally, people don’t just start flopping around a parking lot while half-clothed. The sight of a man doing just that is what prompted onlookers to call police around 6:30 a.m. in the Hot Springs, Arkansas, area. Once police arrived, they took Brannon Beau Nixon into custody. Because of his bloodshot eyes, small pupils, and inability to explain where his pants went, they were quickly realized that substance abuse was at play. Nixon claimed that he was waiting for a friend to pick him up.
When police opened up his nearby guitar case, they saw the telltale signs of drug abuse — spoons with residue, capped needles, a lighter, syringes, and bandanas. He ended up being charged with two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of public intoxication.
Evil Spirit Cleanse
Bath salts in particular have a bad reputation for making people crazy — and for good reason. Tammy E. Winter is one of those unfortunate people. She was taking bath salts in her hotel room near Rensselaer, Indiana, when she realized that there was someone else in the room with her — an evil spirit bent on destroying her. The only way she could stay safe was to write on the walls in order to keep the spirit at bay.
After police finally arrived, they found Winter calmly sitting on the bed amidst a trashed room. She resisted being arrested and ended up being charged with criminal mischief.
Run from Electricity
Under the influence of bath salts, anything is possible, even being chased by electricity. This is what happened to Seth Thomas Sanders in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. Around 1 a.m., he abandoned his car and starting running through the streets, eventually breaking into a house and a garage to try and escape the fiendish current. Police eventually caught up to him inside of state police cruiser that he broke into, charging him with disorderly conduct and burglary.
As you can see, drugs often push people into crazy situations that they’ll likely regret later. The best way to avoid getting in trouble with the law is to just avoid drugs altogether.