Allergic Reaction in Action
Saturday, Oct. 21, 11:04 p.m. – Isla Vista Foot Patrol officers were biking northbound on Camino del Sur when they saw a man lying on the ground at a bus stop.
Two unidentified people were attempting to wake up and help the 18-year-old University of Southern California student who was face-down in a pool of spaghetti-vomit.
A deputy approached the man – who suddenly woke up – and began questioning him. The man told officers he lost his Italian dinner because he also had eaten peanuts, and has a nut allergy.
While the man did not display the normal symptoms of an allergic reaction to peanuts, the officer offered to call paramedics in case the man was in serious danger.
The suspect quickly ate his words and said, “No, I didn’t really eat peanuts. I had too many shots in a row.”
The officer noted that the man displayed a number of signs of intoxication, including bloodshot, watery eyes and an unsteady balance. He attempted to find out where the subject lived, but the Los Angeles resident merely pointed south and said, “over there.”
The deputy decided that the man was too intoxicated to care for his own safety or the safety of others, and arrested him for public intoxication.
The man was transported to the Santa Barbara County Jail, where he was housed, pending sobriety.
True Life: I Got Arrested
Sunday, Oct. 22, 3:19 a.m. – IVFP deputies received a request for service from the owner of D