Man ingests bottle and a half of hand sanitizer during burglary

Posted at 10:51 AM, Dec 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-12 11:51:38-05

One man is in custody after police responded to a non-residential burglary on Saturday around 7 p.m.

When officers arrived to the 10300 block of northeast Pine Grove Drive, the front glass door was broke and the K-9 Unit began searching for the intruder.

Police found the man in the restroom, where he reportedly consumed a bottle and a half of hand sanitizer.

According to police, the man refused medical treatment at the scene and was transported to Shoal Creek for booking. 

Hand sanitizer products contain a stronger concentration of alcohol than beer, wine and most hard liquors. Consuming hand sanitizer can lead to alcohol poisoning or even death, according to a report by the New York Times.



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