Fla. man found dead after 'huffing' chemicals

Huffing Death
Posted at 12:05 PM, Dec 10, 2012

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police say a 29-year-old man who was arrested three times for huffing dust cleaner has died in Boynton Beach.

The South Florida SunSentinel reports Patrick Henderson's decomposing body was found Saturday inside a Ford Explorer in the T.J. Maxx parking lot. Investigators found several empty aerosol containers.

Boynton Beach police spokeswoman Stephanie Slater says an off-duty Fort Lauderdale police officer noticed a stench as she walked in the parking lot Saturday afternoon. She found Henderson's body inside the vehicle.

Two weeks earlier Henderson was charged with huffing dangerous chemicals outside a Staples store. A day later, he was arrested for huffing outside Target and spent three days in jail. The next day an officer saw him huffing again and arrested him. He posted bond four hours later.