Victimless Crime File: Bath Salt User Attacks Infant in Texas Walmart

These aren’t your momma’s bath salts clearly, but the new designer drug which as far as I can tell is consumed specifically so users can go berserk. This time a family in a Texas Walmart got off lucky:

GALVESTON, Texas, July 20 (UPI) — A man intoxicated on bath salts attacked a baby in a shopping cart in a Texas Walmart, police say.

Austin Jones, 20, of Pasadena, Texas, was held on $13,000 bond on a felony charge of bodily injury to a child and misdemeanors of resisting arrest and assault by contact, Galveston police told The (Galveston) Daily News.

Detective Michelle Sollenberger said Jones approached the woman, who he did not know, as she entered the store with her 11-month-old child Monday afternoon.

“As he approached, he was yelling and screaming at them about the baby,” Sollenberger said. “He grabbed the bed of her shopping cart the child was sitting in and started pulling and shaking the shopping cart. The mother … kept it from completely flipping over on the child. The little girl had red marks on her legs from the shaking.”

Retired policeman John Bertolino, who works for the department as a civilian, called dispatchers on his radio, Sollenberger said. Jones resisted arrest in the parking lot and was then shocked with a Taser, she said.

Police said Jones admitted taking bath salts, which can make users violent.

This isn’t the only recent case of bath slat related crime. Maybe taking drugs that some guy is making in his basement is a bad idea. But you know, if only bath salts were legal. Oh, wait technically they are legal. Yet there is crime surrounding them. Go figure.


6 Responses to “Victimless Crime File: Bath Salt User Attacks Infant in Texas Walmart”

  1. DodiaFae on July 25th, 2011 11:30 am

    I’m fighting the urge to ask “what is it about Walmart?”… back in 2009, there was another case of a guy abusing a stranger’s child… because she was crying (because, you know, the best way to get any child to stop crying is to hit him/her. ::sarcasm::)

    But then asking “what is it about druggies that makes them want to hurt kids?” would be an equally appropriate question here.

  2. Loup on July 25th, 2011 1:32 pm

    Why is it that these people never act out in front of me….. I would have loved to show this jerk the dynamics of the concrete floor. A quick lesson in gravity, weight distribution and physical mass in motion properties. In other words, I would have dropped him like a bad habit and kept him there until the proper authorities showed up.

  3. DodiaFae on August 3rd, 2011 12:10 pm

    I know… I’m always baffled when I read these stories and there’s never any mention of bystanders stepping in to protect the child (except in this case, but that guy was a retired police officer.) People I talk to always say they’d act if they saw something like that, but do these guys have some sort of morals/bravery radar? They never seem to do this shit in front of anyone who has any balls.

  4. Austin Jones on June 4th, 2012 7:32 pm

    as pumped up as you get on bath salts you wouldnt be able to drop someone if they were on it. they would drop you and about 10 other people. its a very dangerous drug and should be eliminated from existance imediately before anyone else gets hurt.

  5. Austin Jones on June 4th, 2012 7:38 pm

    after somebody ingests that stuff they are putting themeselves and everyone around them in danger. it makes the users reality a complete nightmare.

  6. scared mother on July 6th, 2012 1:33 pm

    I hope these nightmare drugs become illegal soon and people wise up who choose this drug. I’m a mother with2small children and I could not imagine the terror that lady felt.

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