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California Man Gets Arrested After Trying to Use Gauze and Band-Aids to Fix Flat Tires


This story, ladies and gentlemen, is of an attempted tire repair gone terribly, terribly wrong. It's also what happens when you get way too high and watch way too many episodes of MacGyver.

The story I'm talking about involves a 26-year-old California man who tried using gauze and freakin' Band-Aids to fix two of his SUV's damaged tires back in August 2019. Orange County police, responding to reports of a suspicious man in the Mission Viejo neighborhood, eventually found their suspicious man and took the guy right to jail. As it turns out, the guy was high as a kite.

At about 6 a.m. this morning, an alert citizen noticed a suspicious man next to a parked vehicle near Felipe/Barbadanes and called dispatch at (949)-770-6011.

When deputies arrived, they noticed both of the driver's side tires were flat and the 26 year old man was trying to use gauze and Band-Aids to repair his tires.

He was arrested for being under the influence of drugs and taken to jail.

This is another great example of the teamwork between our alert community and your deputies!

Keep calling in suspicious activity to keep our city safe!

Read More: Watch This Wild Man Blow up a Car for Off-the-Wall Overinflated Tire Experiment

First of all, just take a look at the above Facebook photos. Who keeps that much gauze and Band-Aids in their car? Either this guy injures himself a lot, or this wasn't the first time he tried the ol' G & BA technique to fix a tire. Most folks keep a jack and spare tire in their cars. Not this dude. All he needs is a little bit of adhesion to get the party going.


Let's be honest, though. If the guy had any duct tape on hand, he probably would've avoided this whole thing.

This post was originally published on August 22, 2019.

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