Pepper spray can kill coke users
There have been number of lethal cases involving pepper spray and now the culprits have been identified -- cocaine plus pepper spray is equal to poison.
Police officers around the world often use pepper spray to restrain people who are out of control. But after a series of unexplained deaths, researchers now suspect the spray, which is derived from chili peppers, could be fatal if the subject has been using cocaine or other drugs.
The man was clearly out of his senses. Peter M., 42, was naked and covered with blood as he ran across Munich's Höhenstadter Street. He threw himself on the ground, shouting: "I am God." Then he smeared superglue on his wounds and smashed his head into a window.
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Policemen rushed to the scene and sprayed pepper spray into the man's face, but it had no effect. Several officers eventually managed to subdue him. When they finally handcuffed him, Peter M. collapsed. He was taken to a hospital, where he died two days later, on July 5.