Police: Man found passed out after “huffing” inhalants in store bathroom

LANCASTER, N.Y. (WIVB) — Police in Lancaster say a man was found passed out in a Transit Road store bathroom after “huffing” inhalants.

The 38-year-old was seen sitting on a toilet with a can of compressed air pressed against his mouth, according to police. Authorities say he became conscious again minutes later.

During a search, officers say they located two cans of compressed air in the men’s bathroom and four more bottles in the women’s bathroom. The ones found in the women’s bathroom had been used, according to police.

The man was taken to ECMC for treatment. Police expect to charge him with a public health law violation. He could also face charges for petit larceny and burglary.

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