Man caught huffing inhalants dies in Kitsap County

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Compressed air container

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A man who had repeatedly been caught inhaling fumes from stolen cans of compressed air cans in Kitsap County has died hours after police found him inhaling the substance in a Poulsbo Walmart restroom.

The Kitsap Sun reports the 29-year-old man, of Jefferson County, was taken to a hospital Monday night. He was pronounced dead hours later after going into cardiac arrest.

Police say the man, whose name has not been released, had been found huffing Dust Off on numerous occasions in restrooms at retail stories in Silverdale and Bremerton.

He was facing theft charges for the August and September incidents.

Police say the man told investigators during an August arrest that he inhaled eight to 10 cans of the compressed air every day.