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Police: Man arrested after inhaling gasoline in Bricktown hotel lobby

Anthony Bartlett, 30, was arrested Nov. 27 on complaints of inhaling harmful substances and disorderly conduct in Oklahoma City. (Oklahoma County Jail)

A man has been arrested after police say he was caught inhaling gasoline in the lobby of a Bricktown hotel.

The Oklahoma City Police Department reports Anthony Bartlett, 30, was arrested Nov. 27 on complaints of inhaling harmful substances and disorderly conduct.

At approximately 7:20 p.m. police were called to assist fire after an employee at Residence Inn, 400 E. Reno, had observed a man that appeared to be huffing gasoline in the lobby of the hotel. The employee also said the man was using a computer to look up information about national security.

Firefighters on scene directed officers to a man they observed leaving the scene carrying a clear bottle with a yellow liquid inside. Police tracked down the man, identified as Bartlett. The officers immediately smelled gasoline coming from the bottle.

When asked what was in the bottle, Bartlett allegedly stated it was his medication and that his doctor told him to inhale it.

Bartlett was then placed into custody and police confirmed that the bottle contained gasoline. Bartlett was then booked into the Oklahoma County Jail.

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