Wanting to get high quick, man stops on parkway to take hit off aerosol spray


A local man who reportedly was having a bad day decided to take the edge off by inhaling illegal substances to get high in the middle of the day, according to a police report.

Fayetteville police responded Jan. 13 shortly before noon to an anonymous 911 call stating that someone was sitting in his vehicle on Pavilion Parkway in the middle of what appeared to be some sort of medical episode.

Upon arrival, officers saw the man slumped over in his vehicle. He then sat up and held a can of aerosol spray to his mouth before seeing police.

The investigation revealed that he was utilizing “dust off” aerosol spray, which is essentially a can of compressed air used to dust keyboards and other times, according to a spokesman for the Fayetteville Police Department. Several other similar cans were found in his vehicle.

Paul McNally, 36, of Fayetteville was charged with intentional inhalation of glue, public drunkenness and DUI of drugs, according to the Fayette County Jail log. The police report noted that he told officers he was attempting to get high or drunk quickly due to difficult life circumstances.

Elsewhere on Pavilion Parkway, police made a routine traffic stop in the wee hours of Jan. 13 that turned into much more.

Reports indicated that when an officer approached the vehicle, the suspect had a firearm in his hand. He was subsequently detained, and a check of the weapon revealed that it was stolen. The investigation also revealed that he had Schedule III drugs in his possession.

Joshua Seigler, 25, of Norcross was charged with drug possession/sale/manufacture and theft by receiving stolen property, both of which are felonies.

In Peachtree City, an officer on a Jan. 19 general patrol in the area of Hwy. 54 and WIllowbend Road conducted a license plate check and found that a vehicle in the area had a suspended registration and no insurance. After a traffic stop, a further investigation revealed that the driver was wanted out of a neighboring agency. The woman, 39, of Peachtree City was arrested and taken to Fayette County Jail once the warrant was confirmed.

Officers responded Jan. 20 to the area of Crosstown Drive and Arbor Terrace on a report of an intoxicated subject being disorderly. After making contact and the subsequent investigation, the woman, 34, was arrested for public drunkenness and obstruction of an officer.


  1. Next time, this gentleman needs to walk on the wild side and try sniffing Brake Cleaner instead of just “dust off”. I get high off brake cleaner when i’m actually using it for a legitimate purpose, and i’m not even trying to. lol.