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Naked, seriously injured teen found lying in street screaming about ‘bad drugs’

posted at 5:05 pm on July 20, 2012 by

It appears that the designer drug bath salts has struck again. This time the victim is a 17-year-old who is reported to be fighting for his life in a South Florida hospital after he was found lying naked and bloody on a street in the city of Oakland Park last Sunday.

CBS Tampa reports that the teen, a resident of nearby Tamarac, was discovered around 2:30 a.m., “rolling on the ground” and “pulling at” several lacerations on his torso while yelling “bad drugs” and “take me.”

A team from Oakland Park Fire Rescue took the youth to Broward Health North Hospital, where he was diagnosed as having a collapsed lung, a fractured left ankle, a broken collarbone, and cuts to the chest and neck. The boy, whose identity has not been released, was placed on life support.

According to NBC affiliate WPTV a spokeswoman for the Broward County Sheriff’s Office told the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, “The doctor said it was possible he was hit by a car. Deputies found his clothes nearby.” A pair of boxers, khaki shorts and a shoe were found in the bushes near where the teenager was lying, she said.

Investigators have ruled out the possibility that the injuries were self-inflicted. The boy’s parents were notified later Sunday morning.

Investigators are asking anyone with information to contact Broward Crimestoppers at 954-493-8477.

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But, but, but, drugs don’t hurt anybody and they should totally be legalized, maaaaan!
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Mr. Prodigy on July 20, 2012 at 7:21 PM

But, but, but, drugs don’t hurt anybody and they should totally be legalized, maaaaan!
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Mr. Prodigy on July 20, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Ya better for them to be illegal so peeps have to take bizarre substitutes of unknown composition.

WeekendAtBernankes on July 20, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Broward

Ah. Nothing to see here. Move along.

mintycrys on July 20, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Ya better for them to be illegal so peeps have to take bizarre substitutes of unknown composition.

WeekendAtBernankes on July 20, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Why do they “have to” do any of those? Who’s forcing them? Is it another Obamacare mandate?

Mr. Prodigy on July 21, 2012 at 12:14 AM

Ya better for ato be illegal so peeps have to take bizarre substitutes of unknown composition.

WeekendAtBernankes on July 20, 2012 at 10:34 PM

That’s as stupid as the abortion-always crowd blubbering that repealing Roe will mean women going back to coathanger abortions and backalley clinics.

Whatever drug(s) you’re on, get off them right now, before you destroy what few braincells you have left.

MelonCollie on July 21, 2012 at 11:40 AM

I find it interesting that it was reported by a Tampa station. What about all the stations in Dade and Palm Beach counties? Wasn’t somebody closer than 200 miles away able to break this story?

oldleprechaun on July 21, 2012 at 1:16 PM

Ya better for them to be illegal so peeps have to take bizarre substitutes of unknown composition.

WeekendAtBernankes on July 20, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Have to? I’m sorry, but people that determined who are also too stupid to figure out how to get the real thing without getting caught are also too stupid to be destroying any more brain cells with any drug.

If they want the Darwin award badly enough, they’ll get it eventually.

Esthier on July 21, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Ya know, I really don’t care. Some people are just too stupid to live.

SpiderMike on July 22, 2012 at 11:53 AM