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Published:December 28th, 2014 12:03 EST

Patient Causes Hospital Fire By Smoking Crack While Being Hooked Up to Oxygen

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Police arrested Lee Vern Cook on several charges after a Wednesday incident at North Okaloosa Medical Center.

Cook admitted to bringing crack cocaine into NOMC`s ICU unit so that he and a patient could smoke the drug together, according to a media release.


A fire broke out while a patient was attempting to smoke the cocaine from a homemade device, according to police, who said the patient was on oxygen, which caused the fire to start quickly."

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The chances that the crack-loving ICU patient`s hospital stay was being paid for by private insurance are between slim and none, this leech`s hospitalization is being paid by taxpayers.

The unidentified ICU patient suffered burns and he was transferred to the burn unit, it`s a crying shame that decent law-abiding citizens will be responsible for this loser`s hundreds of thousands in medical bills.

In a perfect world the ICU patient and his friend would have burnt to death, but alas life is far from perfect.

Cook had a gun, he was charged with possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, arson, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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