Florida Man Fakes Heart Attack to Get out of Arrest
A Florida man who was caught with illegal drugs came up with an unusual plan to weasel out of getting charged: he pretended to have a heart attack, authorities say.
The incident happened Sunday after Palm Coast resident Brent Christopher Heath, 40, was pulled over for a minor traffic offense, according to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office. When a deputy smelled marijuana coming from Heath’s car, he decided to search it – and found a bunch of fentanyl and a vial of liquid THC, sheriff’s officials say. That’s when Heath clutched his chest and told the deputy he was having a heart attack.
“He was checked on scene by a medical unit but could not be adequately evaluated … so he was transported to AdventHealth South,” reads a statement released by the sheriff’s office. After doctors determined there was nothing wrong with Heath, he was booked into jail, sheriff’s officials say.
This is not Heath’s first time dealing with law enforcement. He has been previously arrested for child abuse, domestic violence and grand theft. He has also faced other charges relating to burglary, resisting an officer with violence and dealing in stolen property.
[Source: NY Post.com]