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Man Found Dead in Oak Park Bathroom

Police Suspect Fatal Drug Overdose


Thursday, May 30, 2013
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A Santa Barbara resident in his mid-forties who died from an apparent drug overdose was discovered Thursday morning in a bathroom stall at Oak Park. Lt. James Pfleging said a city worker found the man at 8:45 a.m. and immediately called 9-1-1. A responding officer notified paramedics, but the man — whose identity has not been released — was declared dead at the scene. A hypodermic needle and other drug paraphernalia were found near his body, said Pfleging. No foul play is suspected. A witness said they had seen the man near the park’s horseshoe pits the night before.

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Stumbling_Distance (anonymous profile)
May 30, 2013 at 2:36 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Seems like our city government has simply ceded our parks and public areas to the lower orders. This is disgusting.

banjo (anonymous profile)
May 30, 2013 at 4:07 p.m. (Suggest removal)

"the lower orders"??? What in tarnation does that mean? Unordained priests? Herectics? Kim Kardashian?

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
May 30, 2013 at 4:11 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Very sorry to hear of this person's demise. I wish that the city would do something about the drug dealers in this neighborhood. They found an overdosed, passed out guy, wrapped in a blanket (looked like he had passed away, but had not) in the front seat of a car, with all his paraphernalia, parked right in front of our house many years ago. Another time, a man was walking right through our garden, trying to find the home of their dealer. Another time, two scary guys were passing brown bags and cash to each other right in plain view on the street. It is not just a little ridiculous, it's a lot. Either legalize the narcotics or patrol and control them. We've been suffering in this neighborhood for way too many years. It's darn scary to see these characters walkin' down the street, counting their cash and meeting their customers in plain view.

therailer (anonymous profile)
May 30, 2013 at 5:42 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The Lower Orders command thee...

AZ2SB (anonymous profile)
June 3, 2013 at 11:31 a.m. (Suggest removal)

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