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Police: Lorain man's huffing goes up to 11

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    Jeffrey Libengood

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ELYRIA – A 44-year-old Lorain man was arrested Tuesday after police say he was found unconscious surrounded by 11 cans of iHome Compressed Air Duster.

Police were called to the intersection of Cleveland Street and state Route 57 at about 4:36 p.m. Tuesday about an unconscious man. Police arrived and met with a LifeCare medic who said the emergency medical personnel began assessing the man, later identified as Jeffrey Libengood, 44, of Caroline Ave., Lorain, when he suddenly woke up, jumped to his feet and immediately began inhaling the air duster before running away from LifeCare.

Police were told over the radio that where he was running and officers were able to catch up with Libengood on Hawthorne Street near the dead end.

Officers found a can of compressed air duster on him and said he appeared “confused and disoriented.”

“He could not answer simple questions and did not seem to comprehend officer’s statements,” police reported.

Libengood was booked into jail on charges of abusing harmful intoxicants and police put the 11 cans of air dusters into evidence.

Additional, Libengood had two bench warrants through the Elyria Municipal Court. He is being held at the Lorain County Jail with no bond pending arraignment.

Contact Jodi Weinberger at 329-7245 or jweinberger@chroniclet.com. Follow her on Twitter @Jodi_Weinberger.

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