Man, 21, hides in Kmart so he can inhale air duster all nightBy Mason White 2:06 PM September 8, 2013
By: Debbi Gross
A man was arrested after he stayed at Kmart after closing hours so he can get high on his drug of choice, “air duster”.
Robert Pry, 21, of Jonesboro, Arkansas, was arrested after he spent the night at a Kmart inhaling 16 cans of air duster.
Jonesboro Police officers were called to the Kmart store on Sunday morning after employees found Pry asleep inside a storage unit. Police found Pry unconscious, and covered in his own urine and vomit.
Pry later told officers that he entered the store just before closing time and hid until all employees left. Then, he began to huff the air duster. Empty cans were found scattered around the room where Pry was found unconscious.
Pry also told police that he borrowed a friend’s truck, drove to a nearby Walmart and bought $100 worth of air duster. When he was out of money, he decided to sneak into Kmart to get more air duster for free. Officers located the vehicle where they found several empty cans of air duster.
Pry was taken to a local hospital before being booked into the Craighead County Detention Center. He was charged with commercial burglary and theft, along with other charges.
His bail was set at $1,700.
Pry is lucky to be alive. Others were not so lucky. Aria Doherty, a sweet 14-year-old honor student in Los Angeles, California, died after inhaling air duster. Her older sister reportedly “found her in bed with a can of air duster still attached to her mouth.”