NEW YORK - A New York father faces felony charges after taking a baseball bat to the store that sold bath salts to his son, according to a Smoking Gun report.
Daniel Avery’s son had to be hospitalized after overdosing on the synthetic drug.
An enraged Avery, 49, left a message on Tebbs Smokeshop saying, “You (expletive) sold my son bath salts and I’ll kill you.”
After he left his message, Avery went to the Tebbs Smokeshop around 10:00 Tuesday morning threatening to kill Trevor Harding, the 24-year-old employee working there, the police report states.
Harding told police that Avery was "spazzing out," threatening to kill him and said he had a good son who had never done crack or cocaine.
Avery smashed the front door of the smoke shop with a baseball bat and broke display cases filled with merchandise, causing $640 in damages.
After the rampage, Avery called 911 on himself. He explained to police that he “smashed up the place” because they sold bath salts to his son and he ended up in the hospital.
While Avery waited for the police, he advised Harding to find another job, because he planned on coming back to get him.
Read the Smoking Gun's report here: http:// www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/head-shop-rampage-867432
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