A man from Jefferson County in New York was arrested last week after he took a baseball bat to the head shop where his son purchased the bath salts that he overdosed on.
Daniel Avery reportedly entered Tebbs Head Shop when it opened and requested to buy bath salts.
When the clerk showed Avery a variety of bath salt products that could be purchased, Avery “snapped” into action.
Waterford police report that Avery used a baseball bat to destroy the shop’s glass front door, then took the bat to a display case, a glass counter top and various merchandise. Avery’s rampage finally subsided and he was subsequently arrested.
Head Shop Sold Bath Salts that Son Overdosed On
Investigators say Daniel Avery went on the violent rampage because his son had overdosed on bath salts that were purchased at the head shop the night before.
Daniel Avery’s son was rushed to a local hospital , suffering from a variety of overdose symptoms, including:
- erratic heartbeat
- complete lack of control of his body
- temporary amnesia.
Doctors told Daniel Avery and his family that their son probably would have died had they waited a few minutes longer before bringing him to the hospital.
“I have to pay for my actions, that’s the way it is, but somebody had to do it,” said Avery to a local reporter. “I’m not proud of what I did, but I don’t feel bad about it.”
Avery was booked into jail and charged with:
- felony third-degree criminal possession of a weapon
- felony criminal mischief
- misdemeanor second-degree menacing
Daniel Avery has a prior record, being convicted of felony third-degree burglary 30 years ago. This is why the weapon charge was so severe.
Tebb’s Head Shop and other stores suspected of selling bath salts in Upstate New York were raided by authorities the next day