Man on Flakka Attempts Jail Break-In

A man from Vero Beach, FL tried to break into the Indian River County Jail when he was high on the dangerous synthetic drug, Flakka.
Nina Fenton
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There’s a good chance you’ve heard about and/or seen the many videos on YouTube depicting the bizarre and unpredictable behavior displayed by users of the increasingly popular synthetic drug, Flakka. Well, the drug that is known for turning people into “zombies” with superhuman strength has struck again, only this time the user tried to break into a Florida jail. Yes, you read that right and no we aren’t writing crazy stories because we too are high on Flakka!

Jail Break…IN?

This wild story began very late on Monday night when Patrick Rempe, 24, of Vero Beach, Florida decided it would be a good night to take a one way trip to Flakka town to cop a solid buzz. A buzz he did indeed get! One that prompted him to take a voluntary trip to the Indian River County Jail to pay a few of his friends a visit. Perhaps he was motivated by the fancy and flattering orange jumpsuits provided to inmates or maybe he’s a fan of cavity searches, too. Whatever his motivations, Rempe wanted to get inside the jail and he wanted to get in badly.

So, using his Flakka induced haze as fuel, Rempe proceeded to ram his 2002 Toyota into the glass doors of the jail’s Building C, which despite his attempts to break through resulted only in a shower of shattered glass since the structure of the door remained intact . The lobby of the building quickly filled with white smoke that originated from the Toyota’s damaged front end and engine.

Amazingly no one was hurt during the frenzied ramming of the doors, although one deputy was outside of Building C at the time and very narrowly escaped getting hit.

Indian River County’s Sheriff Deryl Loar said, “This is what drugs do to you. Flakka is poisoning our youth. Fortunately, none of our deputies were injured and our facility wasn’t compromised.”

Flakka and Fences Don’t Mix Well

His attempts to drive into the jail were fruitless, so like any determined Flakka user, Rempe took his mission to the fence located outside of Building E. The ever resilient Toyota served yet again as a battering ram as it was driven into the fence in an attempt to knock it down. Defeated once more, Rempe decided to scale the fence and relied upon the drug’s tendency to make its users impervious to pain when faced with the super sharp razor wire at the top of the fence. His last effort at a jail break-in was just as unsuccessful as the previous attempts, though, as he found himself wrapped in the razor wire like a present for deputies to apprehend. The Flakka was still raging in his system when deputies freed him from the fence, one of whom he spat on in the process of being untangled from the razor wire.

It looks like Rempe may get his wish to visit the jail granted once he has recovered from his injuries and released from Indian River Medical Center where he is currently being treated under supervision. He faces charges of “aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, battery on a law enforcement officer, three counts of felony criminal mischief, leaving the scene of a crash with property damage, driving under the influence and possibly more.”

Hopefully his encounter with the razor wire and charges stemming from his crazy behavior will keep him from using Flakka again or at the very least keeps him from trying to break into the jail again.

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Nina works hard to be a voice to the voiceless whose stories about drug testing, DNA testing and paternity deserve to be told. It is her goal to always come from a place free of judgment and full of compassion.

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