10 Things You Might Do While High On Bath Salts
Just say no.
1. You might drink hand sanitizer.
Police say that, when they arrived, they found 28-year-old Bahad Mahmoud in the parking lot of the nearby Walgreens, yelling. When the officer identified himself and asked Mahmoud to stop, he allegedly took off running.
Officers tased Mahmoud and were able to arrest him, but not before he spit into an officer's face and caused an officer to sustain an injury to his thumb, according to the arrest report.
Mahmoud was then taken to the hospital, after police say he consumed bath salts.
2. You might eat someone's face off.
A Miami police officer shot Rudy Eugene Saturday after repeated pleas for him stop eating another man's face. His demands were met with only growls. Eugene continued, and it took four bullets to kill and finally stop him as witnesses watched in horror.
According to police little remained of the victim's face, with 75 percent of it eaten away rendering him almost unrecognizable. One source says all that remained was blood and the victim's goatee.
Police have not officially connected Eugene's behavior to "bath salts," but experts say he was exhibiting the classic signs of someone high on the drug.
3. You might kill your neighbor's goat while wearing women's underwear.
When police entered the house they found fresh blood near the front door of the bedroom and in Thompson's bedroom to the right of the front door. Inside the bedroom police found the small gray and white goat wearing a pink collar lying dead on the floor, blood coming from its neck, according to the complaint. There was a pornographic magazine photo laying a few feet from the goat, the complaint states.
"We know the animal had at least one stab wound," said Cpl. Sean Snuffer, a detective with the Sheriff's Department. "They are also searching for signs of sexual trauma."
4. Your arm might fall off.
A 34-year-old woman showed up at a New Orleans hospital with a painful, swollen arm after she attended a party. She had a small red puncture mark on her forearm.
The doctors diagnosed a skin infection and put her on intravenous antibiotics. Things got better. But two days later, the swelling suddenly returned. At that point, she told them that she had injected the bath salts (not to be confused with real bathing aids) at the party.
The doctors cut open the skin on the woman's forearm and discovered a raging infection and dead muscle.
5. You might attack your mother with a machete.
Panama City Beach police said Pamela Suzanne Higgins came into her mother’s room in the condo they share on Front Beach Road at about 2:30 p.m., swinging the machete, and said, “You ain’t dead yet?”
Ullery called the police and Higgins left the room but returned a short time later, still with the machete, according to a PCBPD police report. When her mother told her the police were on their way, Higgins left the residence. She was still in the area when police arrived and was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, police reported.
Ullery was not injured, but police noted she was “nervous, shaking and upset” when they arrived. The frazzled mother said the outburst did not come without warning. Higgins has a long history of drug abuse and has been in rehab and detoxification facilities, her mother said.
6. Or a priest.
7. God might send you on a mission.
After saying he didn’t know where he should be, Kevin Cosner, 43, of Portage, told police at 12:30 a.m. he was on a mission from God, to which he had been assigned when his wife kicked him out of their home.
Police found a pocketknife and an expandable baton in Cosner’s pockets, plus one empty and one partially full canister of bath salts. He admitted consuming them about four hours before in his hotel room. Cosner was arrested for possession of marijuana, found about the driver’s side sun visor.
8. You might feel the need to put up your neighbor's Christmas decorations.
Cops in Vandalia, north of Dayton, say Terry Trent, 44, was high on the designer drug when he broke into a family’s home, put up some Christmas decorations and then plopped down on a couch to watch television
"The candle was lit on the coffee table, the television was on and very loud," [the homeowner] told the station.
"He had said to [my son] ,'I'm sorry. I didn't mean to scare you. I'll get my things and go.'
9. You'll probably lose your mind.
Kocab (the person using bath salts) allegedly was running in circles, yelling and acting paranoid, and officers had to use a Taser on Kocab in order to handcuff him.
“He said (the intruders) were trying to make it seem like they were not there, and they would try to blend into their surroundings, like chairs and trees,” Starcher, a witness, said.
Heidi Miller, 29, of the same address, reportedly admitted to snorting bath salts a few hours before the incident with Kocab.