Bath Salts Blamed For Outbreak Of Naked Crimes

What’s saucier than regular crime? Bath salt-fueled nude crime. Some combination of carjacking, biting animals, and ice cream is often involved. PressTV writes:

Addiction specialists suspect that so-called “bath salts” may be playing a part in an outbreak of crimes committed by naked people. After a series of recent crimes in Arizona, police began to see a pattern. Here are some shocking incidents involving naked people where “bath salts” are suspected to play a part:

-June 5: Broward County, Florida woman blocks intersection, exposing her herself

– June 12: Naked woman from Munnsville, New York punches kids and strangles dog.

– June 14: Half-naked Georgia man threatens to eat police at golf driving range.

– June 15: Texas woman crashes car, strips and eats ice cream in Houston.

– June 16: Naked Illinois man surfs on car hood.

– June 17: Naked woman fights with hospital staff in Altoona, Pennsylvania.

– June 20: Miami man breaks into house, strips naked, throws furniture and bites man.

– June 20: Police in Phoenix, Arizona fish a naked man out of Tempe Town Lake where he had been illegally swimming for an hour.

– June 23: Naked woman in Utica, New York tries to eat a cop.

– June 26: Naked man in Calgary, Canada found smashing his head on a fence.

– June 29: Naked Scottsdale, Arizona carjacking suspect causes multiple accidents and then crawls on car roof and sings.

– July 1: Venice, California man dry humps the air while completely nude.

– July 4: Man wearing no pants crashes moving truck into Phoenix house.

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  • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

    Of course “Bath Salts” lead to naked crimes.

    Who takes a bath with their clothes on?

    It’s a shame that “Get Wet” is already slang for getting high on PCP, it would have been perfect for “Bath Salts”.

  • unusually unusual

    I think the moral of the story is that we should stick to pot.

  • sam23sirius

    http://norml.org/laws/penalties/item/florida-penalties 
    Florida penalties for marijuana. You can buy bath salts at the 7-11…

  • poponhop

    Addiction specialists    who????  well they got it wrong with the miami face eater   the media blitz continues though 

  • Haystack

    Suspecting something doesn’t make it news. 

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    don’t underestimate the power of “news”
    and its ability to create more “news” through the power of suggestion

    • Heath

      Wasn’t this whole bath salt hype flung around by the media about that guy in Miami making lunch of some guys face, which turned out that he wasn’t using bath salts?

      • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

        The Tox screen didn’t reveal any “bath salts” in his system, but apparently there are hundreds of different chemicals that are beings sold as “bath salts” (and even scores being sold as synthetic Marijuana) and the even the best Tox screens won’t detect a large number of these chemicals.

        “There are hundreds of bath salt compounds out there, but toxicologists can only test for 40, Logan said.”

        “Clandestine labs are using more than 100 chemical compounds to make
        synthetic marijuana, but even the most sophisticated lab can only test
        for 17,”

        Here’s a story I just read on that subject, where I pulled those quotes from.

        http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/fl-bath-salts-tests-20120706,0,262288.story

        • Heath

          I also wonder if any or all of these people are taking any prescribed pysch meds, or not taking them?

    • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

      It is entirely true that the Media can “create” news or trends by reporting on it. There’s a book which I frequently recommend called _Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion_ by Robert Cialdini. In the book, Cialdini discusses the quandary that newspapers found themselves in when it was discovered that the mere fact of reporting on a suicide caused more suicides to occur.

      If behavior as extreme as suicide can be caused by modeling and unintentional suggestion, then certainly less extreme behaviors can be similarly influenced. 

  • Writeous

    ‘Ezekiel 25:17′ is the answer!

    ‘writeous’

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