December 28th, 2014 11:03 EST
Patient Causes Hospital Fire By Smoking Crack While Being Hooked Up to Oxygen
"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."
Crestview News Bulletin
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.