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The Victim Was Fuming

A man in Glendale, Ariz., called for help when he was overcome with fumes. He had been mixing chemicals in his apartment with the windows and doors closed, so police suspected a meth lab gone bad. But when they responded, they found that the man had mixed bleach and drain cleaner to clean his toilet. They also found that responding officers couldn’t get more than two feet inside the man’s apartment because of the clutter blocking the door. “At most, we have a hoarding situation,” said a police spokesperson. “So maybe he was fearful he was going to be evicted.” (MS/KTVK Phoenix) ...So, it was a case of meth-taken identity.
Original Publication Date: 28 September 2014
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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