Skip to comments.Barking Man Dies in LaPlace (La.)
Posted on 08/10/2006 5:30:51 PM PDT by chemicalman
LAPLACE -- A still-unidentified man was reported barking like a dog at passing cars and rolling on the ground, until he was taken to River Parishes Hospital with a high fever and died an hour later.
Maj. Michael Tregre of the St. John Parish Sheriff's Office reported that the sheriff's office was notified Friday afternoon of the strange, dog-like behavior of the man, who appeared to be in his mid-20s.
A deputy who arrived at the scene on La. Highway 628 found him lying in the roadside, breathing heavily but otherwise not responding. An ambulance took the man to River Parishes Hospital where he was reported to have a 108-degree fever, Tregre said.
The sheriff's office was notified that the man died at 5:58 p.m. that day.
He was described as having medium-length hair and numerous tattoos on his upper arms.
Anyone with informationabout this case should call the sheriff's office at (985) 652-9513.
But was he foaming at the mouth?
Joking aside, if you are approaching heat stroke (with 108 quite possible), you can hallucinate and lose touch with reality.
Swamp rabies. Hydromania, not phobia.
That is the Baptist Parish, isn't it? Always cracks me up.
Perhaps he was raised by stray dogs in the woods and had never seen cars before?
Belly full of bad booze?
Sounds like menigitis.
VERY sad....Voodoo maybe??
That'd be about 170 in dog-years.
I say he was high on Ecstasy... (Ecstasy can cause a very high fever)
Sounds like a nasty side effect of that "Purina Diet" I've been hearing about. One guy stopped in the middle of the street to lick his balls and got hit by a truck.
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