Texas man on K-2 eats family dog – – What could make YOU eat your dog?
police arrested a Waco man Monday for allegedly killing a family pet
and biting into its flesh while he was under the influence of
told people at the home that he was on a "bad trip" after taking K-2,
synthetic marijuana. Swanton said police also recovered evidence of the
substance at the home.
Witnesses told police Daniel got on his hands and knees and chased a neighbor while barking like a dog.
said Daniel then struck the family's medium-sized black dog and
proceeded to strangle the dog and bite it several times, ripping away
pieces of the animal's flesh, Swanton said.
When police arrived at
the scene, Daniel was sitting on the porch holding the dead dog in his
lap. Daniel's face, hands and clothes were covered in the animal's blood
and fur, police said.
"It is very bizarre," Swanton said.
said Daniel attempted to provoke officers to shock him with a Taser,
but he was taken into custody without incident. The spokesman said
Daniel was not arrested until Monday because police were completing
their investigation of the matter.
Daniel was taken by ambulance to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center for treatment for the K-2 use. Swanton did not know how long Daniel remained in the hospital.
was charged with cruelty to nonlivestock animal, a felony charge
because the pet died. No bond had been set Monday afternoon.
was not charged in the reported assaults of other people at the home
because the victims would not cooperate with police, the spokesman said.
said there has not been an influx of K-2 usage locally, but cases like
this one are happening more frequently across the state and nation, with
users having extreme reactions to the substance.
it to recent case in Florida where a man bit a woman several times in
the face after he ingested bath salts. Swanton said there has been
increasing interest by Congress to ban K-2 and bath salts.
year, the U.S. Department of Justice used an emergency scheduling
authority to add the key chemicals in K-2 and bath salts to the list of
controlled substances, making it illegal to possess or manufacture the
substances. The agency is considering a permanent ban on the chemical.
West, Lacy-Lakeview, Lorena and Hewitt all have adopted ordinances banning K-2, along with Whitney in Hill County.
worse than LSD, it's worse than PCP, you just don't know what your
reactions are going to be to it," Swanton said. "It's scary, scary
stuff, because it does things to you that you can't control, hence the
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