Va. man inhales aerosol product, tries to stop school bus: sheriff’s office

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WASHINGTON — A man was arrested Friday after the sheriff’s office in Stafford County, Virginia, said he was seen inhaling the contents of an aerosol can and standing in traffic trying to stop a school bus.

Micah Jamar Kynard, 21, of Stafford, Virginia, was arrested Friday morning and faces multiple charges, including public intoxication and pedestrian interference with traffic, the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Monday.

Deputies responded to the area of Greenspring Drive and Vine Place around 8:30 a.m. Friday to respond to a report of a man in pajama pants “jumping into traffic while inhaling an aerosol product.”

When deputies found Kynard, they noticed white, dry saliva at the corners of his mouth, and he was making some incoherent statements, the sheriff’s office said. A deputy ordered Kynard to the ground at gunpoint when he wouldn’t take his hands out of his pockets, the sheriff’s office added.

Witnesses told deputies that they saw Kynard trying to stop a school bus, and others said he was acting strangely. The school bus driver told deputies that Kynard ran in front of the bus; Kynard was seen inhaling the contents of an aerosol can and throwing the can into a ditch.

The sheriff’s office said deputies later found an “Ultra Duster” can in the area. Kynard shook violently in a deputy’s car, which the sheriff’s office said was “consistent with someone who has inhaled noxious chemicals.”

Teta Alim

Teta Alim is a Digital Editor at WTOP. Teta's interest in journalism started in music and moved to digital media.

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