Whether it is called Flocka’s drug or the Flakka drug, everyone in Florida agrees that the so-called “$5 insanity” really is that crazy. The latest incident involving Flakka’s side effects had one Melbourne, Florida, man named Kenneth Crowder declaring his secret identity as God, or perhaps even Thor, and that is not even the really crazy part.
In a related report by the Inquisitr, the new designer drug called Flakka gives users almost superhuman strength, and although it’s not Florida’s zombie apocalypse (again), users of the drug do tend to be out of control. The worst part about Flakka’s $5 insanity is that it is still completely legal.
Unfortunately, Flakka’s side effects include rapid heart rate, agitation, extreme aggression, and psychosis. For example, one Florida man in Palm Beach County climbed on top of a roof while naked and waved a gun around. Fort Lauderdale police were fairly surprised when Flakka user tried kicking down their front door.
The craziness continued this week when 41-year-old Kenneth Crowder was spotted running naked through a Melbourne neighborhood while yelling that he was God. This was right before he tried sexually harassing a tree. When Melbourne police officers confronted Crowder, he still identified himself as God while acting very aggressive.
The police tried using their Taser guns, but the Flocka-fueled Florida man simply pulled the probes out of his body and continued to fight back. The officers tried shocking him a second time, but this time Crowder declared himself to be the god Thor and started swinging his hammer-like fists. The ensuing brawl had the drug-crazed man attempting to stab cops with the officer’s own badge, but eventually multiple officers managed to subdue, handcuff, and shackle him.
According to the Florida Today, the stabbed police officer did not suffer any serious damage, although he also suffered scratches to the face.
“The officer is doing fine. The suspect tried to stab (the officer) with his own badge. He somehow pulled it off of his uniform,” said Cmdr. Dan Lynch, spokesman for the Melbourne Police Department.
While this incident was highly unusual for the relatively quiet Melbourne, police think it’s possible the Flocka drug will soon be causing chaos on their streets.
“We have spoken to some medical professionals here and they are starting to see an increase in its use (in Brevard County),” Lynch added, according to WKMG. “It’s already in South Florida, and we think it’s coming here.”
Kenneth Crowder was arrested on “charges of battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting with violence and assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer.” He was booked into the Brevard County Jail Complex, but he has been released after posting a $12,500 bond.
[Image via Melbourne Police Department]