Authorities in Oklahoma are trying to trace the source of hallucinogen-laced cannabis after a 17-year-old boy, high on the cocktail, was caught on video allegedly hurling a baby across a parking lot in a car seat.
The 1-year-old escaped with only a bruise, thanks to being strapped in, but Edmond police are warning that they are seeing an increase in the cannabis concoction, which they believe is mixed with PCP or LSD.
They released video footage which shows the teenager snatch up the car seat from a shopping cart outside a food store in the suburbs of Oklahoma City, before throwing it across the ground, on May 26.
According to police, he later admitted to being high on cannabis laced with a hallucinogen.
The boy can later be seen bending a parking sign nearly to the ground.
He also jumped on the hood of a car and exposed himself.
When police caught up with him nearby he resisted arrest and tried to kick officers.
“I’m at Crest. A man just threw a lady’s baby out of the cart,” said a witness in a 911 call. “He walked up to her grocery cart, grabbed her baby in the car seat and threw it”
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“He was yelling to shoot him and then told our officers to give him a knife so he could do it himself,” an Edmond police public information officer told Fox 25.
“By the time he gets to the back of EMSA and was being checked out, he’s obviously in a different state of mind and is asking to apologize to officers for kicking and fighting them.”
“There’s a big cycle, range of emotions that are going on.”
The video of the incident shows the moment the teenager picks up a baby seat—complete with 1-year-old strapped inside—and hurls it to the ground.
“I’m at Crest. A man just threw a lady’s baby out of the cart,” said a witness in a 911 call, reported Fox 25. “He walked up to her grocery cart, grabbed her baby in the car seat and threw it.”
“There is a man who has been acting very erratically. I saw him punch a car in the parking lot of the Crest,” another witness said in a second 911 call.
The baby only suffered abrasions to the neck and head and is doing OK, officials said, according to KOCO.
The child’s mother, Dusti Counts, told WCVB her child just suffered a bruise and was protected by the car seat.
“[The car seat] kept him in there, fortunately,” Counts said. “He was screaming. Naturally, I got him out of the car seat as fast as I could to make sure, like, if he had bumps or bruises or was bleeding.”
According to WCVB, the person involved, who is 17 years old, was found by police in a neighborhood near the store.
Officers said his eyes appeared to be very bloodshot and watery and his pupils were dilated.
The 17-year-old admitted to police that he had earlier smoked marijuana laced with either acid or phencyclidine (PCP), according to Cleveland 19.
He faces complaints of aggravated assault and battery, assault on a police officer, indecent exposure, public intoxication, and malicious injury or destruction of property.
Police released video of the incident on June 11, hoping to encourage anyone with information about the laced marijuana, which they warn is a growing problem.
“We’re starting to see what we would call an increase, and we’re extremely concerned by that,” an Edmond Police spokesperson told Cleveland 19.