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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say a Louisville man told officers he had a Constitutional right to "huff" cans of cream -- but they apparently did not share his views.
It happened at a Value Market on Bardstown Road, near Baxter Avenue. Shortly after 5 p.m. on Wednesday, police were called to the store after someone claimed there was a man "huffing" cans of "Reddi-wip" cream.
Police say they found 36-year-old James H. Crittenden inside the store. Officers say he was "intoxicated on nitrous oxide" from huffing the Reddi-wip, and had "extremely slurred speech." He was, "causing alarm and annoyance to patrons of the Value Market, since he was doing this in the aisles of the store," according to the arrest report.
Police say he opened 10 cans -- $26.90 worth of merchandise. Crittenden allegedly offered to pay for them, but police say he only had $7 in his pocket.
According to the arrest report, Crittenden, "stated he was huffing the cans in an attempt to wake up, and stated that the U.S. Constitution allows him the authority to huff Reddi-wip."
Police, who apparently did not share his view of the U.S. Constitution, arrested Crittenden at the scene and charged him with theft, public intoxication, disorderly conduct and criminal trespassing.