There is no good place to overdose, but one North Carolina man allegedly found one of the worst places: A district court house.
The Mountaineer newspaper is reporting that’s what happened to Saul Thomas Alford, 27, in the Haywood County District Court on May 31.
However, it’s what happened after that has people talking. Alford’s alleged overdose was followed by a “strange series of events that ended in his arrest,” reports the Mountaineer.
It started May 31, when Alford came to court in support of a friend. According to the Mountaineer: Alford suffered an overdose while there, lost consciousness and then Haywood County Court Clerk Jane Hannah had to administer emergency care.
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Alford, who lives in Canton, was stabilized at a local hospital, but that when things got strange, it is reported.
Court records show Alford allegedly got out of bed, pulled out his I.V.s, left the hospital, broke into someone’s home, stole some items and smashed someone’s car windshield with a 4-foot-pipe, it was reported.
A woman then attacked him with a baseball bat, hitting him multiple times in the head, it was reported.
Alford was then taken back to a hospital for treatment of head injuries, it was reported. Once released, he was arrested by Haywood County sheriff’s deputies, says the Mountaineer.