A man, high on flakka, had sex with a tree and then proceeded to attack a police officer last week, in Melbourne, Florida. Flakka drug abuse has been sweeping the state of Florida. In this latest episode, a man assaulted a Brevard County police officer even after being shocked with a taser twice. According to officials, the man was also uttering that he was god.
The man was identified as Keneth Crowder, 41 of Melbourne. Crowder was arrested and charged on battery on a law officer, resisting with violence and assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer. According to a Melbourne police report, Crowder was spotted by witnesses running naked through a Melbourne neighborhood, yelling that he was god before committing a sexual act on a tree.
When a Melbourne police officer confronted Crowder, he walked towards the officer in an aggressive manner. The officer responded by using a taser on Crowder, but the man high on flakka, was able to pull the probes out of his body and continue to fight. The fight between the officer and Crowder intensified as he tried to stab the officer with his own badge. Other officers arrived at the scene, and Crowder was handcuffed and shackled, police said.
This behavior is consistent with other events involving people, who have used flakka on Florida’s east-coast.
- In February, a man stoned on flakka, tried to kick in the police station door, claiming cars were chasing him.
- In March, a man high on flakka impaled himself on a spiked fence outside a police station. He remarkably survived.
- And, in April, a man who had smoked flakka, ran naked in the Ft. Lauderdale, Florida streets, claiming people had stolen his clothes.
The behavior described above, known as “excited delirium,” is the result of the psychological effects of flakka such as increased anxiety, paranoia, delusions leading to a psychotic state, and violent behavior accompanied with increased strength and loss of reality.
This incident repeated itself, however, without police altercation, at Ultra Miami in 2012, where a seemingly drugged girl tried to have sex with a tree. She became notorious for the video captured act, which produced to date hundreds of thousands of YouTube views as well as a Facebook page.
While it has still not been substantiated what or if she was on drugs, it was widely assumed that she was exhibiting characteristics of the drug Molly, which is used heavily at Ultra Miami. Molly ironically resembles some of the strange side-effects that flacca manifests in its growing number of users that has grown exponentially 760% since 2010.
The strange sexual behavior that both drugs elicit can be traced to how the chemicals in the drugs alter normal brain functioning, leading to a prolonged and concentrated effect of dopamine and serontonin, known as “excited delirium.”
This explains one of the side effects from both molly and flacca, but does not address the other dangerous triggers flacca creates, which include: severe anxiety, paranoia, and delusions that lead to a psychotic state, characterized by a surge of violence accompanied with increased strength and loss of awareness of reality and surroundings.
This is why the new designer drug, luring some young Americans, is even more potent and more addictive than its synthetic drug predecessors.