Thursday, September 6, 2012

Eye on Crime

On Labor Day night, Baltimore County's Police and Haz-Mat teams were called to a house just east of Towson to deal with some stored hazardous materials.

Two young men, entrepreneurs as it were, are charged with coming up with a business plan and then trying to put that model into action.  Only problem is, according to the police, what they were planning to sell was Mountain Dew bottles, filled with engine starter fluid and water. 

For those of us who are not up to date on the latest methods of chemical self-abuse, the point of having one of those bottles is to inhale the fragrant contents and put yourself in a doped-up state.

It must work well, judging by the look in the eyes of one of the young men charged in this caper:

I cropped this picture out of the Parkville Patch just to show the look his countenance beamed toward the cop taking his mug shot. Not to say that he's guilty of anything, but in case he is by some wild chance, let's show this picture to any person of any age who says, "Hey! Let's sniff some engine starter fluid as a means of increasing our vitality and joie-de-vivre!"

Beside the danger to the neighborhood of having chemical production going on down in the basement, the risk of having inhalants circulating among us is serious.  Think about it.  You don't want to wind up like this.

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