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Gas-guzzling petrol addict Brian Taylor arrested again for DRINKING from a fuel pump

By Rob Cypher, Jan 2, 2014 | Updated: Jan 4, 2014 | | |
  1. Rob Cypher
    If you are still recovering from your New Year hangover, spare a thought for gas-guzzler Brian Taylor...

    The hapless petrol addict has been caught yet again topping up on his favourite tipple from a garage near his home.

    Taylor ended up before the beak on New Year's Eve for flouting an order banning him from all garage pumps.

    Instead of slipping out for his favourite jerrycan, he was warned he faced jail if he nips down his local forecourt again.

    The serial offender loves nothing better than to have a sniff or drink of petrol, before doing a little jig while high on the fumes.

    Bug-eyed and ruddy faced from his bizarre addiction, he flouted his 'no-garage' anti social behaviour order twice in one day over the festive season.

    The Mirror first reported on Taylor's four-star thirst back on February 4, 2005. Then he had sneaked on to the same forecourt 51 times to steal fuel.

    He attended meetings to beat the habit - but stank stank so strongly of petrol he was deemed a fire hazard and kicked out.

    He was later caught downing four-star at an Asda garage in Middlesbrough, then doing his trademark dance.

    Drivers later using pumps slashed by Taylor were often soaked in petrol.

    Nine years on, he is still getting tanked up. Teesside magistrates heard he was arrested after he went to two different petrol stations in Redcar, Cleveland, and he admitted two offences of breaching his Asbo.

    Guy Prest, prosecuting, said Taylor was the subject of an Asbo with specific prohibitions designed to keep him away from all petrol station forecourts.

    Mr Prest said the defendant had a history of 'attacking petrol pumps, obtaining petrol and consuming it.' Taylor was spotted by staff at Morrisons on December 30 approaching the pumps in a bid to obtain petrol.

    The same day he also went to a nearby Tesco petrol station. Police were called and he was arrested.

    His long petrol-guzzling record was a "substantial aggravating feature", the court heard.

    He was also the subject of a community order.

    Taylor, of Brotton, Cleveland, was given a 16-week prison sentence suspended for 12 months and told to pay £120 in costs and victim surcharge.

    Magistrates were "disappointed" to see him back in court and warned him: "You put one foot wrong now and you are going to go away."

    In the past, Cleveland Police have described Taylor as a nuisance. "He has a real problem with it, and so de we," said a spokesman.

    Daily Mirror
    January 2, 2014

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/gas-guzzling-petrol-addict-brian-taylor-2977232#ixzz2pDrLAypM

Comments

  1. Großschmackhaft
    Re: Gas-guzzling petrol addict Brian Taylor arrested again for DRINKING from a fuel p

    Does gasoline actually have psychoactive properties or is this dude just batshit insane?
  2. Rob Cypher
    Re: Gas-guzzling petrol addict Brian Taylor arrested again for DRINKING from a fuel p

    I knew a kid in high school who drank gasoline for some reason (lack of access to alcohol, I guess?). I'm assuming he stopped doing so after becoming 21 because I've seen him years later and he seems relatively healthy, working a job as a security guard.
  3. El Greeno
    Re: Gas-guzzling petrol addict Brian Taylor arrested again for DRINKING from a fuel p

    I'v heard that butane gas can have psycoactive effects if ingested, not sure about gasoline though
  4. Cid Lysergic
    Re: Gas-guzzling petrol addict Brian Taylor arrested again for DRINKING from a fuel p

    Gasoline contains up to 10% ethanol most of the time. That contributes to the effects as well as the rest of the gasoline acting as an inhalant similar in effects to paint thinner & glue. I don't see how the "high" could be worth it though.
  5. Alien Sex Fiend
    Re: Gas-guzzling petrol addict Brian Taylor arrested again for DRINKING from a fuel p

    i doubt gasoline actually have psychoactive properties... beatshit insane

    @El Greeno,

    Butane causes CNS depression and can sensitise the myocardium to endogenous catecholamines
    Dermal contact may cause burns and frostbite
    Butane is extremely flammable and a major explosion hazard
    In the event of a large spill, stay upwind and out of low areas. Ventilate closed spaces. Protective clothing, eye protection and breathing apparatus should be worn


    First Aid

    Terminate exposure and support vital functions
    The casualty should be moved to an uncontaminated area
    Rescuers should, ideally, be trained personnel and must be careful not to put themselves at risk and so wear appropriate protective clothing and, if available, breathing apparatus
    If the casualty is unconscious a clear airway should be established and maintained; give 100% oxygen if available
    Inhalation Exposure: If the patient stops breathing, expired air resuscitation should be started immediately using a pocket mask with a one way valve, if available. It is important where the face is contaminated that expired air resuscitation is NOT attempted unless an airway with rescuer protection is used
    Dermal Exposure: If frostbite occurs do not remove clothing, flush skin with water
    If frostbite is not present remove contaminated clothing, if possible under a shower and place in double, sealed, clear bags and label; store the bags in a secure area away from patients and staff
    Wash the skin thoroughly with copious amounts of water
    Eye Exposure: If the eye tissue is frozen seek medical advice as soon as possible
    If eye tissue is not frozen, irrigate thoroughly with water or saline for 15 minutes
    Oral Exposure: Encourage small quantities of oral fluids (no more than 50-100 ml in total)

    Detailed Information

    Butane is a colourless gas with a natural gas or gasoline-like odour
    Common synonyms butyl hydride, methylethylmethane,
    n-butane
    CAS 106-97-8
    UN 1011
    NIOSH/RTECS EJ 4200000
    Molecular formula C4H10
    Molecular weight 58.12
    Butane is mainly used in cigarette lighter refill canisters and as an aerosol propellant; raw material is used for synthetic rubber and high octane liquid fuels; manufacture of ethylene; as a solvent
    Commercial butane contains a mixture of propane, methane, ethane, n-butane and isobutane in varying proportions1
    Since 1989, butane has replaced CFCs as the propellant in approximately 90% of domestic aerosols
    Butane is slightly soluble in water and soluble in ethanol, ether and chloroform2
    It is highly flammable and produces carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide on combustion; contact with strong oxidising agents can increase the fire and explosion risk

    Summary of Human Toxicity

    Butane is quickly absorbed through the lungs, absorbed by the fatty tissue then slowly released back into the blood stream which may be the cause of the acute, direct 'postponed' deaths
    30-45% of butane is absorbed on inhalation2
    Butane is rapidly cleared from the body in exhaled air and is excreted largely unchanged2
    Elimination half-life is approximately 0.13 hour
    Spraying directly into the throat is the predominant method of abusing butane; other methods are bagging (inhaling from a plastic bag or crisp packet) and huffing (inhaling from a cloth or handkerchief)
    Four modes of death can be recognised: anoxia, vagal inhibition of the heart leading to bradycardia and cardiac arrest, respiratory depression and the initiation of cardiac dysrhythmias
    Butane is said to sensitise the myocardium to adrenaline and other endogenous catocholamines
    Toxicity of Butane3
    Concentration Clinical effects
    10,000 ppm Drowsiness but no systemic effects after 10 min
    2.9 - 14.6 mg . m-3 Odour detection
    Occupational Exposure Standards:
    Long-term exposure limit: 600 ppm (1450 mg . m-3)
    Short-term exposure limit: 750 ppm (1810 mg . m-3)
    Acute Clinical Effects

    Inhalation Effects

    Inhalation of butane can 'sensitise' the myocardium to endogenous catecholamines which may cause cardiac arrhythmias and sudden death
    Myocardial infarction has been reported following butane abuse5
    Wheezing and coughing may lead to shortness of breath and a chemical or aspiration pneumonitis
    Dermal Effects

    Liquid butane may cause burns or frostbite to the skin
    Dermal penetration by butane is not expected to any large extent, as skin contact would be transient because of volatility6
    Eye Effects

    Butane gas is not irritating
    Liquid butane may cause burns or frostbite to the eyes
    Oral Effects

    Butane is a gastric irritant leading to nausea, abdominal pain and vomiting
    Hypokalaemia has been observed after exposure to butane2
    Ingestion of butane can 'sensitise' the myocardium to endogenous catecholamines which may cause cardiac arrhythmias and sudden death
    Chronic Clinical Effects

    Chronic ingestion of butane may cause a numbing sensation in the mouth, abdominal pain and haemorrhagic oesophagitis.

    Local chronic sequelae after chronic inhalation of butane includes recurrent epistaxis, chronic rhinitis, increased expectoration, conjunctivitis, halitosis and oral and nasal ulceration. Systemic toxicity of chronic inhalation of butane may result in anorexia, thirst, weight loss, and fatigue. Loss of concentration, depression, irritability, hostility and paranoia have been observed in chronic abusers of butane.2

    An eczematous rash around the mouth and nose may occur following chronic inhalation of butane.

    Management

    Measurement of metabolites may be performed but has no clinical relevance other than confirming exposure when this is in doubt.

    Inhalation Management

    Maintain a clear airway, give humidified oxygen and ventilate if necessary
    If respiratory irritation occurs assess respiratory function and if necessary perform chest X-rays to check for chemical pneumonitis
    Vagal inhibition of the heart leads to bradycardia or cardiac arrest, treat conventionally
    See systemic management below
    Dermal Management

    If frostbite has occurred: remove clothing carefully, these may need to be soaked off with tepid water; irrigate the area
    Surgical referral may be necessary
    If frostbite has not occurred: remove any remaining contaminated clothing
    Irrigate with copious amounts of water
    Treat burns symptomatically
    Place any contaminated clothes in double, sealed, clear bags and label; store in a secure area away from patients and staff
    Eye Management

    Irrigate thoroughly with running water or saline for 15 minutes
    Stain with fluorescein and refer to an ophthalmologist if there is any uptake of the stain
    Oral Management

    Encourage oral fluids
    DO NOT INDUCE EMESIS due to risk of aspiration
    Consider gastric lavage (using a cuffed ET tube to ensure the airway is protected) within 1 hour of a substantial ingestion
    Contact a poisons information service for further guidance on gut decontamination
    Systemic Management

    Recovery is normally quick once exposure has ceased but support of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems may be needed
    Patients should be kept at rest
    Diazepam may be used for convulsions
    With severe exposure the patient should be kept on a cardiac monitor for 4 hours, avoiding the use of all stimulants except for resuscitation
    Arrhythmias may respond to beta-blockers (e.g. atenolol)
    Respiratory arrest may require assisted ventilation
    Treat pulmonary oedema with PEEP or CPAP ventilation
    Symptomatic and supportive care

    WARNING: ONLY BATSHIT INSANE GET HIGH ON BUTANE
  6. Großschmackhaft
    Re: Gas-guzzling petrol addict Brian Taylor arrested again for DRINKING from a fuel p

    I actually tried butane once, a long time ago. Not worth the risk, you just feel sorta dizzy. You know a drug is not worth doing when the "desired effects" cannot be distinguished from almost passing out.
  7. tidruid
    Re: Gas-guzzling petrol addict Brian Taylor arrested again for DRINKING from a fuel p

    Usually people huff gasoline to feel the effects. Drinking gasoline seems like it would erode the stomach pretty bad over time.
  8. rawbeer
    Re: Gas-guzzling petrol addict Brian Taylor arrested again for DRINKING from a fuel p

    I'm astounded that anyone drinks gasoline, especially straight. I once got a tiny but in my mouth when I had to siphon some out of a car, just a few drops, and the awful taste and dehydrating burn stayed with me for a week. This guy must REALLY like the smell of gasoline. I felt like I was standing next to a leaking gas pump for days...

    I felt really sick, too, for about 48 hours. I know people huff the stuff and it gets you as high as any other petroleum based solvent, but drinking it? This seems like the lowest, most unhealthy thing I've ever heard of. I honestly wonder if the facts are straight in this story, or if the guy was actually just huffing it. I have a hard time believing someone could survive multiple servings of gasoline.

    Any Trailer Park Boys fans around? "Unleaded's sour, premium's kinda tangy, and diesel tastes pretty good."
  9. MikePatton
    Re: Gas-guzzling petrol addict Brian Taylor arrested again for DRINKING from a fuel p

    I wonder why didn't he just buy the shit instead of stealing it from gas stations? Kinda adds to the theory that he is simply bat shit crazy.
  10. RoboCodeine7610
    Re: Gas-guzzling petrol addict Brian Taylor arrested again for DRINKING from a fuel p


    I tried butane once as well after I found out my cousin was a butane addict. I was curious and inhaled gas from a lighter butane can when I was 15. All I remember is the first few seconds, the last few seconds and some repetitive pattern of hallucinations in the middle. Definitely psychoactive.

    Robo
  11. Cid Lysergic
    Re: Gas-guzzling petrol addict Brian Taylor arrested again for DRINKING from a fuel p

    Sorry man, we're just sick is all from all the gasoline we've been stealing. Lmao. I've never siphoned gas. Wonder if premium is actually tangy? :p
  12. Alien Sex Fiend
    Re: Gas-guzzling petrol addict Brian Taylor arrested again for DRINKING from a fuel p

    there is a youtube news video about a 20 year old girl living in my parts, Ontario. she drinks gasoline multiple times a day and has gasoline stashed all over the house so her helping family would not remove all of it. sounds like a blowing up fire hazard.
  13. RoboCodeine7610
    Re: Gas-guzzling petrol addict Brian Taylor arrested again for DRINKING from a fuel p

    Look, I've seen crazy shit like this before...in Saudi Arabia, a dry country.

    But what I really don't understand is why anyone would do the same in Canada. I mean...alcohol is so cheap... And even methylated spirits would be a step up from gasoline...

    I doubt this only has to do with the psychoactive effects of gasoline, since there are many more pleasurable alternative very easily available (same gas station would probably have some booze).

    This, in my opinion, has more to do with psychiatric issues, maybe stemming from childhood memories involving the smell of gasoline. Who knows.

    All I can say is that it makes no sense to use it as a recreational drug.

    Robo
  14. prescriptionperil
    Re: Gas-guzzling petrol addict Brian Taylor arrested again for DRINKING from a fuel p

    I also thought Petrol Man needs an extensive psychiatric evaluation. Obviously, law enforcement hasn't deterred him. Perhaps his public consumption is the proverbial cry for help. I know gas cost more in Canada than the US, but he could scrounge up enough for a gallon. WEIRD!
  15. Cid Lysergic
    Re: Gas-guzzling petrol addict Brian Taylor arrested again for DRINKING from a fuel p

    RoboCodeine, only in 1 Province can you buy Alcohol at the gas station. For the others, some are closed at 6PM, others 2AM, depending on province. But still, drinking gasoline is definitely at the top of desperate ways to get high. Lol
  16. SB1981
    Re: Gas-guzzling petrol addict Brian Taylor arrested again for DRINKING from a fuel p

    I have always loved the smell of gasoline. I also enjoy the scent of magazines and books in mint condition. I have a keen sense of smell, so a new magazine or new book can make my tongue water at times. lol
  17. Cid Lysergic
    Re: Gas-guzzling petrol addict Brian Taylor arrested again for DRINKING from a fuel p

    Those do smell pretty good. Or brand new rubber, xD. Too bad my sense of smell is lacking due to previous ROA's.
  18. MikePatton
    Re: Gas-guzzling petrol addict Brian Taylor arrested again for DRINKING from a fuel p

    Yes I agree the public consumption appears to be a cry for help. As stated before there is no recreational point in drinking gas in a country that has alcohol, which obviously points to psychiatric issues. But even with these issues in mind, a person could still buy or even steal gas from a station and then consume it at home. The fact that this individual chose to consume right then and there shows he wanted to get caught.
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