West Virginia: 44-year-old Internet legend Patrick Tribett has been arrested yet again for huffing paint, at least his seventh time since 1998. He was spotted staggering around downtown Wheeling with gold paint all over himself.
He was arrested just last week when he was found under an I-470 bridge, staring straight at police and continuing to huff paint. His July 2005 mugshot attracted national attention after he went to a dollar store and tried to purchase more gold paint.
"Addiction to inhalants is actually considered by many to be stronger than addiction to heroin and other drugs," said psychologist David Blum, who noted that metallic paint has more toluene in their fumes, which give the high, as well as arrhythmia.