Man On Drug Called 'Wasp' Breaks Into Home, Cuts Own Throat In Front Of Mother And 4 Children

"The family is all in there, minding their own business. He is stripped naked."

By Eric Shorey

Nashville, Tennessee resident Danny Hollis Jr. has been arrested after terrorizing a family and harming himself under the influence of a drug mixture nicknamed "wasp."

According to WATE, Hollis had taken a combination of meth and crystallized bug spray before beginning a rampage. Police were called at around 7 PM on Monday night after he was discovered — completely naked — inside a stranger's house. Hollis had broken into the home, sat at the family dinner table and cut his own throat. Hollis then jumped out of a window, landed on a gazebo in the family's backyard and fled the scene.

“This man walks in. The family is all in there, minding their own business. He is stripped naked. He says the dog is looking at him. He grabs a knife and he cuts his throat. He goes up stairs and jumps out a window, after busting his head on the glass of the front door and then he takes off running,” confirmed Lt. Melinda Brewer, who went on to say that the drugs he was on tend to induce psychotic episodes more severe than bath salts.

“A person will [...] slobber like a mad dog, wanting to fight. Everything is wrong, Nothing is right for one minute, then calm down and be just like a normal human being and then go right back into a rage," said Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell about the drug's effects.

Hollis was eventually caught by police and emergency medical services in a nearby field. Hollis went on to allegedly confess about his drug usage. 

Hollis did not offer a comment to reporters, but reportedly said he did not remember the incident at all. It is unclear if he has an attorney who can speak on his behalf at this time.

[Photo: Lawrence County Tennessee Sheriff's Office]

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