"I Want To Kill Someone And Eat Them"
“I want to kill someone and eat them!” the woman yelled out as she lunged toward a New York City police officer, attempting to bite his face. She was subdued and taken to a hospital for psychiatric evaluation.
Later, officers were called to the home of Aubrey Vails, the young man who’d ripped a door from its hinges at his parent’s home, after threatening to kill them. Police found the crazed man in the driveway, violently and repeatedly punching a car.
In Georgia, a frightened mother called the police to report that her son, Matthew Hammond, was “acting crazy,” and was walking around with a knife threatening to hurt someone. When the responding officer arrived, Hammond charged the police car and began aggressively knocking on the doors and windows, challenging the officer to a fight. He still had the knife in his hand, and, in an even more bizarre twist to the case, Hammond had feces in his mouth.
Hammond continued to challenge the officer by pulling on the door handles of the police cruiser. The officer accepted Hammond’s challenge by drawing his service weapon, aiming it at the threat. Hammond dropped the knife and was immediately arrested by the officer.
But it doesn’t end there…
Miami – A man growled at approaching police, and then screamed. I want to eat you!”
Roanoke Va. – A man stripped naked and crawled across his back yard to escape from dozens of snakes he perceived were after him. In another Roanoke case, a man bit and chewed at his mother’s arms.
Munnsville – State police responded to a scene where a woman was violently punching and choking a child. Her husband managed to get the child away, so the woman then grabbed the family dog and began abusing it in a similar manner. The woman starting spinning around in circles, stripped off her clothes, and then chased after a neighbor. As the police officers approached she began growling like a vicious animal. Pepper spray had no effect on the woman, so the troopers deployed a Taser. She died soon after. Witnesses agree that the officers had exhausted all means of restraint before utilizing the Taser.
Calgary – Witnesses observed a naked man bashing his face into a fence, attempting to take off his own nose. When the police arrived they found him sitting (still naked) staring at the ground and bleeding profusely. He became extremely combative, with what could only be described as having superhuman strength.
What could possibly make these people do the things they do? Bath Salts.
Bath salts, often labeled as an alternative to cocaine, are made from a variety of chemicals, such as methylenedioxypyrovalerone, mephedrone and pyrovalerone. The drug (not the stuff used for bathing) is typically taken orally, through inhalation or by injection. The finished product is a brain stimulant that produces an intense high, hallucinations, paranoia, intense cravings (rapid addiction to the drug), and extremely high body temperatures, which may explain so many naked abusers of the drug.
The effects of the drug are intense, and dangerous. In 2011, over 6,000 cases were reported to poison control centers.
What does the drug do to a user? Have a look at these police videos to see for yourself.
Thank you for this informative post. I’ve been a nurse for many years yet, I’m still amazed at what people will do to themselves. Maybe your post will make someone take a second thought before ingesting these substances. I’m sharing the link on Facebook and Twitter. It’s important that people see this.
Oh dear, what will they try next? I feel so sorry for the families and for those hurt by these people’s actions. I also feel sorry for the police, ambulance and firemen who are called up on to deal with the problem. Bath salts? In Australia, it’s petrol and glue sniffing among other dreadful substances. I don’t know if our lot have found bath salts yet, but it’s obviously only a matter of time.
Hubby is the Senior Supervisor at the (NYC public) Coney Island Hospital Substance Abuse Program. What you’ve written doesn’t surprise me at all. My DH has to call 911 several times a month to have a clinet subdued and taken out.
Amazing how drugs and alcohol can make us look, feel, and act our very best. NOT!
I haven’t seen the videos yet, not up to it on a beautiful Friday afternoon. Thanks for this, though. I also wish they would not use a benign-sounding term.
I am thankful we have courageous policeman prepared and willing to deal with this and so many other things.
I’ve heard a couple of these stories on the news lately but have no idea there were so many others. Over 6000 cases are horrific numbers. And I’d hadn’t heard of this until this year.
Oops! Could you correct spelling on apocalypse? Shouldn’t use those big words too early in the morning after working all night!
This is the way the zombie apocalypse starts. Ask the CDC. Everyone should hoard their food and bar their windows and doors. Although I should mention that people also did similar things on LSD.
This is just terrible to watch. I, too, feel so sorry for the families of these people. I don’t know what the answer is, because presumably they can extract the drug from the salts?
I hate that these are called “bath salts.” It makes them seem so benign, like the kind I put in my bathtub to relax. And I think a name like that makes a lot of people think trying them will be no big deal. But, as you’ve illustrated, they’re a very big deal.
Hard to know what to say about this – it’s just incredible. I feel so sorry for the families impacted by this and the law enforcement officials who have to put themselves in harm’s way. ‘Bath salts’. Incredible what people will ingest. One wonders what darkness within themselves, they are trying to feed.