Skip to comments.Cops: Gwinnett man ate feces after snorting bath salts
Posted on 07/07/2012 7:08:25 AM PDT by Drew68
A 21-year-old Gwinnett man allegedly under the influence of bath salts was arrested this week after he tried to fight a police officer and consumed his own feces, police said.
Officers arrived at a residence on the 2100 block of Worrall Hill Drive around 4 p.m. on July 3 after a woman told police her son, Matthew Hammond, was "walking around out of his mind, armed with a knife," according to a police incident report.
When the officer pulled up to a house, the man sprinted towards his car.
Hammond chased after the car as the officer pulled away. When the officer stopped, Hammond ran next to the car and violently pulled on the locked doors and banged on the windows, according to the report. The officer pulled his gun and ordered Hammond to step away and drop the silver object in his hands, later identified as a cell phone. Hammond dropped the knife before the officer came, and Hammond's brother took it back in the house, according to the report.
Hammond refused the officer's orders and challenged the officer to a fight. Hammond eventually got on the ground and the officer arrested him.
Hammond continued to act bizarrely once in custody. He spoke in fragmented sentences about random subjects, repeatedly quoting a hot sauce commercial phrase, "I put that [expletive] on everything." He also appeared to be hallucinating and spoke to imaginary people.
Meanwhile, the officer smelled a "strong odor of excrement emitting from his breath" and said he appeared to have "feces in his mouth and on his teeth," according to the report.
The officer took Hammond to the Gwinnett County Jail, where medical staff determined he needed medical treatment. Hammond, who was yelling and kicking windows, had to be restrained during the ride to the Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville.
Hammond eventually told officers he smoked marijuana, drank alcohol and snorted "a lot" of bath salts, according to the report.
When the officer asked Hammond why he had a knife, he responded, "Yo, somebody was about to get stabbed," according to the report.
Hammond was eventually released from the hospital and taken back to jail, where he is being held on felony obstruction and disorderly conduct charges without bond.
Hammond's arrest is the second violent drug arrest in Gwinnett County this week, police said.
"It seems like it's becoming more prevalent," said Corp. Jake Smith, a Gwinnett police spokesman. "But it's not nearly as common as the other drugs, like meth and marijuana."
On July 2, Gwinnett police responded to a man running nude at a Lilburn driving range, Smith said. The man continued to resist arrest after he was pepper sprayed and Tasered. He told police he had smoked marijuana laced with chemicals.
Smith said people on bath salts are usually more violent than other drug users.
"They don't feel much pain," he said.
Smith said the department is educating officers to recognize the signs of synthetic drugs as they become more prevalent in Gwinnett County.
The zombie apocalypse is coming courtesy of bath salts, available over the counter at your local quickie-mart!
Hey who doesn’t want to use drugs that make crap sound like a tasty alternative to human flesh?
This nut was trying to act out “ESAD.”
It’s too bad people nowadays don’t recognize demon possession, even when it bites them in the face. Sure, blame it on “bath salts.”
Hollywood has mislead us all these years. Turns out zombies are fast.
Part of the new food pyramid?
Hey Obama! Snort bath salts!
How did my wife end up cooking him dinner?
I have a septic tank needing his services if available.
“Hammond (who consumed his own feces) dropped the knife before the officer came, and Hammond’s brother took it back in the house, according to the report.”
I hope he washed his hands real well after handling that object. Yuk.
My first thought too when I saw the headline.
Well, it would be even weirder if he did it before snorting the bath salts.
“Part of the new food pyramid?”
Yes. It’s at the bottom of the new food pyramid!
"You eat $%^t for breakfast?"
This just in: Government bans bathrooms.
20% of Baraq’s supporters lay awake at night worried about undetectable trace amounts of pollutants in our food and drinking water.
And 10% of Baraq’s supporters are eating sh!t.
God help us all.............
Actually, I think I'll blame the bath salts. It's ironic. In an effort to circumvent drug laws, enterprising chemists have cooked up some drugs that appear to be far worse than the illegal ones they're replacing. I say "appear" because I haven't myself tried bath salts. From what I've read, I don't think I'm missing out.
Officer, can you describe the type of grin the man had?
Was the officer Barney Fife?
Faces, feces. There must've been a typo on the label.
Nah—he is a good boy, turnin’ his life around. In fact, one of obama’s sons.
Nahhe is a good boy, turnin his life around. In fact, one of obamas sons.
If Obama had a son he’d eat feces!
I’m waiting for proof that this only happened after bath salts. I suspect this behavior isn’t really new for this puppy.
Say...that guy looks like he could be Obama’s son.
At least it wasn’t someone’s face!
Can we dub this the ‘total loser drug’?
There's no doubt that drugs can be very wicked things, but there's also no doubt that demon possession is still widespread, as it was in biblical times. Back then, they lumped demon possession in with other illnesses. It was commonly understood. Today, people no longer consider it, so I would expect it's much more widespread now than it was back then.
I mean really, who does not like zombie stories, and we all knew democrats ate shiite anyway..........