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Cops: Gwinnett man ate feces after snorting bath salts
AJC ^ | July 6, 2012 | Christopher Hong

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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: bathsalts; drugs; legalisation; wod; wosd; zombieapocalypse

The zombie apocalypse is coming courtesy of bath salts, available over the counter at your local quickie-mart!

1 posted on 07/07/2012 7:08:31 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: Drew68

Hey who doesn’t want to use drugs that make crap sound like a tasty alternative to human flesh?


2 posted on 07/07/2012 7:11:07 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Drew68

This nut was trying to act out “ESAD.”


3 posted on 07/07/2012 7:11:16 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Drew68

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.”


4 posted on 07/07/2012 7:11:25 AM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
When the officer pulled up to a house, the man sprinted towards his car.

Shufflers I can deal with but man I hate rage zombies.
5 posted on 07/07/2012 7:13:23 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek
Shufflers I can deal with but man I hate rage zombies.

Hollywood has mislead us all these years. Turns out zombies are fast.

7 posted on 07/07/2012 7:15:29 AM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: Drew68

Part of the new food pyramid?


8 posted on 07/07/2012 7:16:19 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Drew68
Cops: Gwinnett man ate feces after snorting bath salts

Hey Obama! Snort bath salts!

9 posted on 07/07/2012 7:25:32 AM PDT by Lazamataz (People who resort to Godwin's Law are just like Hitler.)
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To: Drew68

How did my wife end up cooking him dinner?


10 posted on 07/07/2012 7:25:43 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Drew68

I have a septic tank needing his services if available.


11 posted on 07/07/2012 7:26:02 AM PDT by bikerman (Obama lied,economy died.)
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To: Drew68

“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.


12 posted on 07/07/2012 7:27:24 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs and most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
This nut was trying to act out “ESAD.”

My first thought too when I saw the headline.

13 posted on 07/07/2012 7:28:19 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Drew68
Gwinnett man ate feces after snorting bath salts

Well, it would be even weirder if he did it before snorting the bath salts.

14 posted on 07/07/2012 7:30:06 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Roger Taney? Not a bad Chief Justice. John Roberts? A really awful Chief Justice.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

“Part of the new food pyramid?”

Yes. It’s at the bottom of the new food pyramid!


15 posted on 07/07/2012 7:30:48 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Drew68

"You eat $%^t for breakfast?"

16 posted on 07/07/2012 7:34:15 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Drew68

This just in: Government bans bathrooms.


17 posted on 07/07/2012 7:37:36 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Drew68

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.............


18 posted on 07/07/2012 7:39:14 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: WXRGina
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.”

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.

19 posted on 07/07/2012 7:39:38 AM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: Drew68
Gwinnett man ate feces after snorting bath salts

Officer, can you describe the type of grin the man had?

20 posted on 07/07/2012 7:49:55 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (If a gay guy wants a man date, give him a tax.)
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To: Drew68
Hammond chased after the car as the officer pulled away.

Was the officer Barney Fife?

21 posted on 07/07/2012 7:51:04 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Drew68
man ate feces after snorting bath salts

Faces, feces. There must've been a typo on the label.

24 posted on 07/07/2012 8:29:56 AM PDT by Hunton Peck (The patient is bleeding to death! Apply more leeches!)
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To: Drew68

Nah—he is a good boy, turnin’ his life around. In fact, one of obama’s sons.


25 posted on 07/07/2012 8:37:00 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: freeangel

Nah—he is a good boy, turnin’ his life around. In fact, one of obama’s sons.


If Obama had a son he’d eat feces!


26 posted on 07/07/2012 8:45:47 AM PDT by OwenKellogg
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To: Drew68

I’m waiting for proof that this only happened after bath salts. I suspect this behavior isn’t really new for this puppy.


27 posted on 07/07/2012 9:25:36 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: Drew68

Say...that guy looks like he could be Obama’s son.


28 posted on 07/07/2012 9:35:23 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Drew68

At least it wasn’t someone’s face!


29 posted on 07/07/2012 9:46:19 AM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: Drew68

Can we dub this the ‘total loser drug’?


30 posted on 07/07/2012 11:11:03 AM PDT by GOPJ (Speak truth to lies - to ignorance. Speak honesty to corruption . Stand-up to liberal elite liars..)
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To: Drew68
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.

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.

31 posted on 07/07/2012 11:12:37 AM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: Drew68
Well, I am sure getting a huge hoot out of this "bath salt" thing going on.

I mean really, who does not like zombie stories, and we all knew democrats ate shiite anyway..........

32 posted on 07/07/2012 12:06:03 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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