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Florida man left unable to name the current US president after huffing a can of duster spray

Florida man left unable to name the current US president after huffing a can of duster spray in a Walmart parking lot

  • Robert Filbey, 44, was charged with driving under the influence and inhaling harmful chemicals after being found by police on Tuesday morning
  •  He was spotted in a Walmart parking lot staring blankly out the window of a Honda Civic
  • Deputies attempted to get Filbey’s attention so he could put the car in park, but he was unable to comprehend 
  • ‘He was unable to answer basic ones, such as what city they were in, or who the current U.S. president was,’ police said

Robert Filbey was charged with driving under the influence and inhaling harmful chemicals

A 44-year-old Florida man was arrested after huffing 18 10-ounce cans of ONN spray because he recently had an argument with his girlfriend. 

Robert Filbey was charged with driving under the influence and inhaling harmful chemicals after being found by police on Tuesday morning.

He was spotted in a Walmart parking lot staring blankly out the window of a Honda Civic he was sitting in. 

The car was in the drive position and he was in the driver’s seat with a can of air duster spray in his right hand and several others were visible in the car, according to a report.

Deputies attempted to get Filbey’s attention so he could put the car in park, but he was unable to comprehend the severity of the matter due to huffing the duster spray, ClickOrlando reports.

At that point a deputy walked opened his door and put the car in park. Before being taken to Advent Health for treatment, the deputy asked him a number of questions, and though he was conscious, he was unable to answer basic ones, such as what city they were in, or who the current U.S. president was. When asked what city they were in, he answered ‘Atlanta.’

Later, deputies found 20 10-ounce cans of ONN spray along with receipts indicating he had purchased them legally from Walmart within a 24-hour window. Only two were still full.   

According to the American Addiction Center,  hazardous effects of inhaling air sprays include lightheadedness, chest pain, disorientation, loss of motor control and coordination, and drowsiness. 

Permanent damage to vital organs including the heart, liver, kidneys and lungs occurs, as does damage to areas of the brain that control learning, motor skills, vision and hearing.

Filbey was spotted by deputies in a Walmart parking lot, with a can of ONN spray in his right hand

Huffing air spray can cause permanent damage to vital organs

Filbey was spotted by deputies in a Walmart parking lot, with a can of ONN spray in his right hand

 

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