Tuesday, May 31, 2011
A legal way of getting high caused a Zanesville couple to hallucinate an abduction and rape, which they reported to police this past week in one of the county's first reports of bath salt intoxication.
Ohio lawmakers are attempting to join at least 10 other states in banning the substance, which is marketed as a "bath salt" but has a different chemical composition than the aromatic salts meant to be poured into the tub. Poison centers in Columbus, Cincinnati and Cleveland reported four cases in 2010, but that has jumped to 170 cases in 2011.
Two Zanesville residents were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital this past week after they told police officers they had been ingesting the substance for several days.
Officers were called to a home in the 900 block of Sharon Avenue early Wednesday morning in reference to a woman being abducted. However, when they arrived they found a 36-year-old man half-clothed and holding a hatchet in the front yard and the woman underneath the floor of the home trying to claw her way out.
Officer Travis Groves stated in his report that the man was agitated and scared. The man told officers someone was underneath the floor of his home with his girlfriend, possibly raping her.
Officers entered the home and saw two hands sticking out of holes in the living room floor and heard the woman screaming for help.
At first, officers thought a home invasion might have occurred since the home appeared to be ransacked.
But once they got to the basement to help the 23-year-old woman, they found out an entirely different story.
The woman had become lodged in the crawl space of the home, Groves stated, and was wearing very little clothing.
When asked why she was in the crawlspace, the woman said she chased another woman into the basement and the woman was able to elude her by climbing out a trapdoor in the closet.
When officers checked the closet, they found tool boxes on top of the door accessing the basement. Officers called emergency medical personnel to check the couple.
The man outside the house told officers they needed to search the area because he had heard people on the roof and he thought they were going to abduct his girlfriend.
Officers then discovered the couple had taken a 3-month-old baby to a neighbor's home just before police arrived. The officers had the couple and the baby taken to the hospital to be examined.
At the hospital, the man told officers the couple bought bath salts at the convenience store and had been ingesting them for two days. He put the salts in warm water and drank the concoction, while the woman put the salts under her tongue. The man said the bath salts gave him the same affect as Viagra.
He also told officers while his girlfriend was under the floor, he thought someone was trying to rape her and he took a circular saw and attempted to cut her out of the floor. Failing to do that, he then took a hatchet and tried to punch holes in the floor.
Muskingum County Children's Services now has custody of the infant, and the couple has been charged with child endangerment.
Source : http://www.zanesvilletimesrecorder.com/article/20110529/NEWS01/105290302/1002/rss01
Posted by Telia Tuli at 1:10 AM
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Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Man Arrested After Getting High on Bath Salts And Killing Neighbor’s Goat While Wearing Women’s Underwear
Sunday night, while the rest of us were watching the bin Laden news, a West Virginia man killed his neighbor’s pet goat while he was high on bath salts. What makes this even more absurd? When police came to find him they found him in women’s underwear in the same room as the dead animal.
Mark Thompson, 19, of Alum Creek, West Virginia, was arrested after killing his neighbor’s pygmy goat. The goat had been a present from Lisa Powers to her 4-year-old grandson.
Powers and her nephew, Joshua Pollis, got a call saying that the goat had been seen wandering around Thompson’s house and that they should go and retrieve it. The two of them walked into Thompson’s house looking for the goat. The pair had made their way to Thompson’s bedroom door when he heard them yell from inside.
“He told them, ‘Don’t come in, I’m naked,’” Powers said, according to the Charleston Gazette. “But they opened the door and he was standing there with his pants down. He had on women’s clothing and the goat was dead and there was blood everywhere. It was just a scene.”
It sounds like something you would see in a low budget horror movie. Thompson went running out of the house, and Polis and Powers called the police.
The police promptly got a search warrant for the house and found Thompson several hours later after searching the woods for him. He told police that he had been high on bath salts for three days.
Police found the dead goat in the house with several stab wounds. There were pornographic pictures sitting a few feet away; however, there wasn’t any sign that there was any kind of sexual violation that went on with the animal. At least that’s a silver lining to this?
This isn’t the first time Powers and her family have had a strange run in with Thompson, who they’ve lived next to for three years. About a year ago they took him to church — he promptly stole a bottle of communion wine and ran out through a downstairs door.
According to Powers, Thompson also has a habit of running through the woods behind their houses while screaming and hitting things.
Thompson has been taken into custody by Adult Protective services and his mental state is currently being evaluated, though we’re pretty sure what the conclusion will be on that one.
Source : http://hypervocal.com/news/2011/man-arrested-after-getting-high-on-bath-salts-and-killing-neighbors-goat-while-wearing-womens-underwear/
Posted by Telia Tuli at 2:07 PM