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Man arrested for allegedly inhaling gasoline in Bricktown

Anthony Bartlett, Oklahoma County Jail

Anthony Bartlett, Oklahoma County Jail

OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City man was arrested for inhaling gasoline over the weekend.

On Nov. 27th, police were called to a Marriott in Bricktown on reports of a man who appeared to be huffing gasoline out of a bottle.

The caller told dispatch that the man was also using a computer in the lobby to look up information about national security.

When officers arrived, they found Anthony Bartlett, 30, carrying a clear Gatorade bottle that appeared to contain a yellow liquid that looked like gasoline, the police report states.

Officers on scene noted that a strong odor of gasoline was coming from Bartlett.

Bartlett allegedly told officers that the bottle contained “his medication” and that a “doctor told him to inhale it.”

Officers confirmed the bottle did contain gasoline and placed Bartlett under arrest.

He was booked into the Oklahoma County Jail for inhaling harmful substances and disorderly conduct.

According to the police report, Bartlett has been arrested approximately a dozen times since moving to Oklahoma City two years ago.

When a police officer asked why he came to Oklahoma City, he allegedly told the officer that police officers in Guymon drove him to the city and dropped him off.