A disturbing trend is emerging after several black women came forward to share their horrific experiences with poison-laced napkins on social media.
It started with a Houston woman named Erin Mims. Mims shared her experience with a napkin she found in her car’s door handle after leaving a restaurant with her husband.
In her video, she stated that she removed the napkin with her fingertips, washed her hands right after, and before she knew it, she began experiencing symptoms that led to her hospitalization.
Viral video of toxic napkin leads to countless other black women having similar experiences
Since that video went viral, countless other women have come forward to share similar experiences, including an Atlanta woman named Laysha White, who recently found a suspicious piece of paper sticking out of her suitcase.
On this episode of TSR Investigates, we speak directly to Mark Winter…acting director of the Southeast Houston Poison Center to see what insight he can give us.
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Erin Mims had a terrifying birthday experience this year when she was hospitalized after being poisoned with an unknown substance that had been placed on a napkin in her car door handle.
She used her fingertips to remove the napkin and said within minutes she felt symptoms, burning chest, racing heart, flushing…
“Within five minutes my whole arm was tingling and going numb and then I couldn’t breathe, I was flushing, my chest was hurting, my heart was beating really fast,” Mims told Fox’s local Houston affiliate.
Urine tests, blood tests, CAT scans all inconclusive, countless other black women are coming forward with similar stories
Doctors ran urine tests, blood tests and even a CT scan, and the exact source of her poisoning was still inconclusive.
However, according to doctors, she still suffered “acute poisoning from an unknown substance,” but the scary part was the similar stories that followed.
Countless other black women came forward with stories of being poisoned by mysterious chemicals.
Laysha White filmed and posted a similar video on social media, showing the type of napkin used when she too was taken to hospital after showing symptoms of poisoning.
Another woman filmed a $5 bill on the sidewalk in Bay Point, California, that had been coated with a similar chemical and left in front of an ATM. She warned her followers that people were using money to poison black women.
“So you will know that people try to poison people with money, right?” she said in the video. “Don’t fall for it.”
Authorities confused by poisoning cases, multiple chemicals suggested as possible causes of poisoning
Both the DEA and the Houston Police Department were baffled by Mims’ case, which was as inconclusive as the number of similar stories that followed.
A number of possibilities were presented as to what the chemicals could be. Fentanyl is a fast-acting powdered substance that can be fatal and can be absorbed through the skin.
Others have posited that it may have been certain weed killers or even insect killers that were banned in the 1980s. One involved a chemical that only military personnel could have access to.
Critics have noted Mims’ admission of being a germ phobia and have put forward the idea that it may have been a panic attack.
The executive director of the Houston Poison Control Center talks about the rash of poisoning cases
The Shade Room spoke to Southeast Houston Poison Center executive director Mark Winter, who acknowledged that there are substances that could be incapacitating “within minutes of exposure.”
Winter added that there are few chemicals that cause immediate symptoms of poisoning, nor did he dismiss the idea that it could also have been triggered by a panic attack, saying, “The mind is a powerful thing.”
“You can feel like you’re exposed and you think you’re in trouble, and the more you think about it, the worse it gets,” Winter said.
Criminal cases remain unsolved: “If you notice something on your car, go to the police station”
Still, White said she won’t get too comfortable and warned any black woman who comes into contact with such sketchy materials to go to the hospital immediately, even though the symptoms could be psychological.
“If you notice anything about your car, go to the police station,” White said. “You don’t know who’s after you or following you.”
Winter went on to say that the human body can react very differently to different substances, but it’s best to be aware of your surroundings at all times.
Meanwhile, any sort of criminal investigation into the cases of Mims and White remains unresolved.
Have you experienced a similar situation?
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