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Man Found Passed Out Clutching Nitrous Oxide Cylinder in Parked Car Arrested in La Cañada

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An 18-year-old man was arrested this weekend in La Cañada after he was found passed out in a parked car, holding on to a cylinder of nitrous oxide, reports La Cañada-Flintridge Patch. Phillip Augustin Gandara admitted he had been huffing--inhaling the toxic substance--and had passed out.

However, Gandara would not say where he got a hold of the cylinder. He was ultimately arrested for possession of nitrous oxide.

The deputies who found Gandara happened upon the young man because they'd been sent out on a separate call of a report of "a naked man yelling and running around a La Cañada street." That man was taken to the hospital for treatment.