A 19-year-old Florida man has been arrested for attacking a security guard at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom. Responding officers had to pull him off the guard. He later told a nurse that he took LSD and “tried to kill someone.”
LSD trip at Disney World
James Patrick Arvid is a 19-year-old man from Pompano Beach Florida. On October 25, he was visiting Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom with friends when he decided the theme park would be much more interesting if he dropped some LSD. That’s when things took a turn for the worse.
A security guard was patrolling the park in the DinoLand USA section when he was tackled from behind by Arvid. The guard told police that Arvid put him in a headlock and began to choke him until police arrived and were able to pull him off. The security guard is ok, but he he did get a 5-inch cut on his elbow from the fall which required treatment.
Police said Arvid was in a state of excited delirium and had unexpected strength. He was transported to Celebration Hospital for treatment as he was not being responsive to commands.
According to an arrest record, a doctor told deputies that Arvid told a nurse “I took LSD and tried to kill someone.” Investigators said Arvid could not recall anything else from the day. The doctor told investigators Arvid showed signs of heatstroke, alcohol and drug use.
The doctor also said in his opinion, Arvid’s condition would have lead to aggression and a heightened mental state, according to investigators. James Patrick Arvid is facing charges of battery on a uniformed security guard.
Florida man goes crazy
The psychedelic drug LSD was first synthesized on November 16, 1938 by the Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann in Basel, Switzerland.
It was not until five years later on April 19, 1943, that the psychedelic properties were found. The CIA become interested in the drug, believing it could be used to brainwash prisoners. LSD later became the centerpiece in the secret MKULTRA Project. The project was conducted throughout the 50s, 60s, and 70s to explore the possibility of pharmaceutical mind control. Creepy stuff.
Hundreds of participants, including CIA agents, government employees, military personnel, prostitutes, members of the general public, and mental patients were given LSD, many without their knowledge or consent.
The experiments often involved severe psychological torture. The researchers eventually concluded that LSD’s effects were too varied and uncontrollable to make it of any practical use as a truth drug. The project then moved on to other substances. In 2020, Oregon became the first U.S. state to decriminalize possession of small amounts of LSD. Trippy man.