Glendale Man High On Bath Salts Bashes Woman in Head With Shovel
By Sam BrodeyAngelenos, you’ve been warned: the nationwide phenomenon of violence fueled by bath salts has hit our fair city.
20-year old Robert William White admitted to ingesting the sketchy narcotic—known to cause effects of delirium, psychosis and, in some well-publicized instances, cannibalism—before brutally attacking an elderly woman with a shovel on Thursday, according to the Glendale News-Press.
White hid out in his Glendale apartment, surrounded by police, who eventually subdued him with rubber bullets and a Taser strike after an hour-long standoff. White was led out of the building strapped to a chair, screaming "God loves all you" to bystanders.
The victim, whose name has not been released, was taken to a hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries. White reportedly told her, before striking her in the head with a shovel, "I hate you and I want to kill you." He also was heard talking about being an alien. Stating the obvious, Glendale Police Lt. Bruce Fox said that White "seemed completely out of sorts."
Bath salts were officially banned by the Los Angeles City Council in March. There’s no word on any face-eating or art-urinating incidents in the L.A. area—at least not yet.