19-year-old Florida teen high on designer drugs jumps through plate-glass window in second attack a mother and son in their home, Sunday
Witness told cops he and Nico Gallo, had taken LSD and methylone
He said the assault at the SE Orchid St. home and the killing Aug. 15 display the designer drugs’ effects.
Second attack linked to bath salt-like drug (synthetic cathinones) in Florida – Aug. 15, 19-year-old Florida State University student, Austin Harrouff while high Flakka, a form of cathinones, fatally stabbed a couple and ate part of the man’s face
Gallo faces charges of burlgary and assault during a burlgary
Gallo crashed through the front plate-glass window of this home and attacked a woman and her son.
Nico Gallo, a 19-year-old Florida man smashed through the front plate-glass window of a family’s home and attacked two people, police said. Gallo was high on a combination of LSD and the new designer bath salt-like drug called methylone from the class of drugs called synthetic cathinones, or bath salt.
The early Sunday assault in Stuart happened weeks after police said Florida State University student Austin Harrouff killed a couple and bit off part of the man’s face elsewhere in Martin County, 25 miles down the coast from the latest crime scene.
A woman and her son at the home in Stuart survived the attack by Nico Gallo on Sunday after she hit Gallo in the head with a metal baseball bat and the son held Gallo down until deputies arrived.
According to Martin County Sheriff, William Snyder, Gallo showed “extreme strength and a high tolerance to pain,”. A witness later told investigators he and Gallo had taken LSD and a drug called methylone.
Nico Gallo, high on a bath salt-like drug smashed his way into a homeand attacked the home owners
Sheriff Synder said: “They’re extremely unpredictable. Five people take it and one person goes crazy and goes on a rampage. It’s like Russian Roulette, it’s so dangerous,” Snyder said at a news conference. “This suspect had no criminal history, and now he faces life felonies.”
Gallo didn’t know the woman or her son, according to Snyder, who called the attack an example of “inexplicable, unprovoked violence.” The son escaped without injury, and medical staff have released his mother from the hospital after treating her for cuts from the broken glass.
She told investigators the attack reminded her of the killing of Michelle Mishcon, 53, and John Stevens III, 59, earlier this month in Tequesta, roughly 25 miles south along Florida’s eastern coast.
Martin County Sheriff’s office released images of capsules of the drug
“She told me this attack made her think about that. And she said they thought they were both going to die,” Snyder said.
Harrouff, 19, regained consciousness Friday at the hospital where he is receiving treatment ahead of charges of two counts of first-degree murder. Investigators await toxicology test results from the FBI lab in Quantico, Va., to find out what drugs may have been his system at the time of the killing.
The Martin County sheriff’s office released images of capsules of the drug investigators said Gallo took before his attack, though the sheriff said Gallo told his victims he had taken a different bath salt called Flakka. Gallo crashed through the window wearing pajama pants and a tee shirt, according to the sheriff’s office.
19-year-old Florida State University student, Austin Harrouff while high on cathinones, fatally stabbed a couple, Michelle Mishcon and John Stevens III in their home before he ate part of John Stevens’ face
The woman said Gallo tried to open the front door to her home and called out, “Sorry, I’m going to die,” Snyder said. He then broke the front window with his hand and did a “cannonball” through it, according to Snyder.
Gallo grabbed the woman by her shoulder as she screamed for her 30-year-old son, investigators said. Snyder told reporters the two random attacks share much in common.
“They’re very similar,” Snyder said, according to the Palm Beach Post. “There was an incredible amount of strength, and he was not responding to any sort of pain thresholds.”
The sheriff’s office released this photo of capsules of methylone, another dangerous drug in the bath salt family investigators said Gallo took before the attack.
The sheriff’s office released this photo of capsules of methylone, another dangerous drug in
Gallo was hospitalized in stable condition after deputies captured him early Sunday, according to Snyder. He will face charges of burlgary and assault during a burlgary after the attack Sunday morning in Stuart, Fla.