Fla. man high on bath salts slaps fire chief

The chief hit him in the face with his portable radio and witnesses helped him secure the man until deputies arrived


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A battalion chief was attacked by a man who was apparently high on bath salts last Friday.

MyNews13 reported that Chief Michael Inglett was heading to the firehouse when he saw a man running down the road. The man dove onto the hood of a vehicle and cracked the windshield.

The chief confronted 35-year-old Richard Keefer and started to call for help.

Deputies said Keefer grabbed the chief and slapped him. The chief hit Keefer in the face with his portable radio and witnesses helped him secure the man until deputies arrived, according to the report.

Keefer later told deputies he had taken methadone and bath salts. He was charged with retail theft, criminal mischief and battery on a firefighter.

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