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Authorities: Man goes to buy extinguisher after starting meth fire [Link to Arizona Republic Article][1] A Chandler man has been arrested after his condominium caught fire while he was cooking methamphetamine in a toaster oven, authorities said. Zaletel was cooking meth at about 7 p.m. Tuesday in the 1200 block of North Alma School Road near Ray Road when his condominium bedroom closet caught fire, authorities said. He unsuccessfully attempted to stop the fire with water and window cleaner. He then went to Wal-Mart to buy a fire extinguisher. Nice eyes. [1]:


copt_a_feel 15 years, 10 months ago

In other meth related news...

Disturbing anti-meth commercials from Requiem for a Dream director

PatrickJoseph 15 years, 10 months ago

Those are effective commericals. I had to stop after three.

April Fleming 15 years, 10 months ago

Trumps the 'Just Say No' or the ridiculous anti-marijuana commercials (melting teenager on couch, teenagers hitting little kid on bike pulling out of drive-thru)...

Althea Schnacke 15 years, 10 months ago

In related news:

Wed Mar 14, 7:14 AM ET

BILLINGS, Mont. - A man told police not to blame him for crashing his truck into a light post - it was that unicorn behind the wheel. Prosecutor Ingrid Rosenquist said Phillip C. Holliday Jr. initially denied driving the truck involved in the March 7 crash in Billings. He told officers at the scene that a unicorn was driving, she said.

Holliday, 42, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to felony charges of criminal endangerment and drunken driving.

A pickup truck drove through a red light and nearly struck another truck in the intersection, according to court documents. The driver then made an erratic U-turn through a gas station, crossed the street and crashed into a light pole. Nobody was injured.

Holliday has five drunken-driving convictions. District Judge Gregory Todd kept his bail at $100,000 despite his lawyer arguing that Holliday's last such conviction was 14 years ago.

PatrickJoseph 15 years, 10 months ago

um, no... I meant the... . . . ...commericals. Three was enough. Yes. That's what I meant there.

Aufbrezeln Eschaton 15 years, 10 months ago

Cool. Montana's hiring former meth junkies; that makes me happy. They went a bit overboard on the messed-up faces, but for the most part, those commercials rock. I think more campaigns need to focus on the "look at these skeezy old men you'll be blowing for lines" aspect when they're targeting teenaged girls.

alm77 15 years, 10 months ago

Yeah, that was what I noticed too Misty, the blood and sores seemed a bit unrealistic. The guy in the above picture doesn't have all that, and he's in pretty deep.

I think true testimonies would be a better deterrent. I mean, this kid was so messed up he thought the fire would wait for him to get back with a fire extinguisher. That's scary shit!!

billy 15 years, 10 months ago

I spent at least an hour watching those ads and the radio spots (that are even more compelling). Then I spent all evening telling random acquaintances, "Don't do meth."

Very disturbing.

April Fleming 15 years, 10 months ago

Meth doesn't get after everybody's looks... Jodie Sweetin (Stephanie Tanner from full house?) admitted last year that she had been doing meth for 2 years or something. She looks good -does have giant capped-looking teeth, though.

Along the tooth vein, I also recently read about the problem the majority of American prisons are facing with "meth mouth", a new phenomenon of rotten teeth and infections resulting from long periods of meth use. Grrr-oss.

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