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Police: Ohio man huffing printer ink fights medics, officers

Police said the man told them he had taken LSD and was found inhaling red printer ink when officers arrived


Police say an Ohio man huffing red printer ink fought with paramedics and police officers before being taken to the hospital.

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Bob Sandrick

BROOK PARK, Ohio — A 41-year-old Olmsted Township man, overdosing in an apartment on Glenway Drive, was arrested at about 2 a.m. Nov. 3 after he became combative with police and paramedics.

The man’s friend, who lived in the apartment, called police and said the man had “destroyed” his bedroom. He said he had invited the man over because the man had been posting strange things on Facebook and he was concerned about him.

When police arrived, the friend handed them tinfoil containing a crystalline substance. He said it had fallen out of the man’s pocket.

The man was standing in the living room, inhaling red printer cartridge ink. The man said he had taken LSD. He was experiencing difficulty standing and speaking and he perspired profusely.

Paramedics arrived and escorted the man to a cot outside. He started fighting police and paramedics and tried to bite the hand and arm of one officer. The man was taken to Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights.


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