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USA - DUI Suspect Huffs on Balloons Full Of Nitrous Oxide in Bizarre Standoff With LAPD

Discussion in 'Weird News' started by Rob Cypher, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. Rob Cypher

    Rob Cypher Newbie

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    May 30, 2010
    from U.S.A.
    A man wanted on suspicion of drunken driving led police Friday on a slow-speed pursuit, pulled over and started inhaling from nitrous oxide balloons in a bizarre standoff that ended with officers smashing his window and pulling him from the vehicle.

    The suspect was identified by his father, who was at the scene, as 24-year-old Jorge Leonardo Sanchez.

    The man's father told NBC4 that Sanchez had problems in the past with nitrous oxide, an inhalant typically known as laughing gas that when huffed creates a feeling of euphoria.

    According to Los Angeles Superior Court records, Sanchez was found guilty of possession of nitrous oxide in 2009.

    He was also convicted of domestic battery in November 2011, trespassing in June 2011, and disturbing the peace in June 2008, according to court records.

    Sanchez has a 2-year-old child and was recently separated from his wife, his father said.

    The slow-speed chase started about 10:45 a.m. Friday and lasted approximately 10 minutes before Sanchez pulled over on Cantaloupe Avenue just north of Ashworth Street in Panorama City.

    The man pulled the car forward and then reversed it multiple times. An officer snuck in front of the vehicle and put down a spike strip, which the driver ran over, entangling it under the sedan.

    Aerial video showed the man inhaling from balloons and then refilling them with some sort of tank inside the car.

    At 11:12 a.m., six police officers with guns drawn approached the vehicle. After talking to Sanchez through the passenger-side window, one of the officers fired a low-impact BB round into the car, striking him.

    Police then swarmed the vehicle. One officer smashed in the driver-side window, opened the door and pulled the man to the ground.

    He was handcuffed and taken into custody.

    (video of incident located in link)

  2. kumar420

    kumar420 Silver Member

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    Mar 2, 2012
    24 y/o from Australia
    'Shit its the cops, i better huff all my nos!'
    I wonder what was going through his head when he got pulled over... Probably not much if he had a whole tank of nitrous. Doing dissociatives and driving is a real asshole move...
  3. thirdeyelasik

    thirdeyelasik Silver Member

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    Jul 10, 2011
    from earth
    This is both disturbing and funny as hell! I have heard of people being pulled over and eating there stash but this just takes the cake. I hope he wasn't already wasted on the Nitrous while he was still driving. Thanks for posting this crazy story.