Teen on Drugs Fights With Mailbox - as part of the news series by GeoBeats.
The media has covered an abundance of news stories on attacks and fights caused by hallucinogenic drugs. While some are horrifically gruesome, others are just bizarre.
In a recent one, a 15 year old boy in Canada decided to have a showdown with an innocent yard object. Port Moody police were called after a witness saw a male dancing, speaking and fighting with a mailbox. Officials arrived, and believing the youth was high, tried to arrest him, needing three officers to control him. The teenager was hospitalized and released without repercussions, leaving a spokesperson to say, ‘It's just a kid who made some bad choices. Criminal charges aren't in the best interest for that kid.’
In a much more serious outcome, a Florida teen recently had tea containing hallucinogenic mushrooms, thought he was having a "bad dream" shot himself in forehead to snap out of it. According to Orlando Sentinel, after that self-inflicted wound, he attempted to clean up the blood that splattered on the carpet, bandaged his head and walked outside and asked a man to take him to a hospital. Fortunately he survived the shooting.