'Pirate' in hospital after ingesting garden plant

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  1. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

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    [font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, MS Sans Serif]A man who believed he was a pirate at sea when he was actually a prisoner in the Dunedin police cells has been admitted to Dunedin Hospital after his drug-induced pyschosis failed to wear off.[/font]
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    [font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, MS Sans Serif]The man was found naked on the roof of a South Dunedin building at 10am on Sunday and taken to the Dunedin Police Station. [/font]

    [font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, MS Sans Serif]Police inquiries have revealed that on Saturday the man drank the juice of a garden plant, a substance which is a Class A drug, Senior Sergeant Steve Aitken said. [/font]

    [font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, MS Sans Serif]While in custody he appeared to believe he was a pirate at sea and was using a rolled-up magazine as a telescope. [/font]

    [font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, MS Sans Serif]Twenty-four hours later, 48 hours after taking the substance, the man was still heavily affected by the drug. [/font]

    [font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, MS Sans Serif]"He was exhibiting quite bizarre behaviour overnight. He appeared quite agitated and excited." [/font]

    [font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, MS Sans Serif]A medical team was called to the station to examine the man and a decision was made to admit him to Dunedin Hospital. [/font]

    [font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, MS Sans Serif]"There are concerns among the medical experts that these types of substances can cause permanent or semi-permanent psychosis," Mr Aitken said. [/font]

    [font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, MS Sans Serif]He urged other people to learn from the man's misfortunes. [/font]

    [font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, MS Sans Serif]"If he thought he was a bird rather than a pirate when he was on that roof the consequences could have been disastrous." [/font]

    [font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, MS Sans Serif]The man was due to appear in Dunedin District Court this week charged with disorderly behaviour, but that date would be reassessed.

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  3. Arielle

    Arielle New Member

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    I want to know what the plant was. Wow, thats some high.

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