Man Allegedly High On Bath Salts Beats Elderly Woman On Head With Shovel

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Robert William White

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Robert William White was arrested after police said he beat an elderly woman with a shovel while allegedly high on bath salts, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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White, 20, of Glendale, California was reportedly swinging at birds outside of his apartment complex with a shovel when an older woman, whose age could not be confirmed, asked him to stop. That is when White hit the woman over the head with the shovel.

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A witness says he told the woman, “I hate you and I want to kill you today.”

Once White finished beating the woman, he ran inside of his apartment and barricaded himself inside. Police eventually were called to the scene and it took nearly an hour to get him outside of his apartment. They opened his door with a key and walked inside to arrest White. It took a rubber bullet and a Taser to subdue him.

As he was being escorted to a local hospital in a wheelchair, White yelled “God loves you all” several times to bystanders. He informed officers that he was drinking soda spiked with bath salts earlier, but there have been no toxicology reports released to support his claim.

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