Son, covered in silver spray paint, beats mother in head with spatula after huffing fumes from paint can: Police

A West Virginia man is facing criminal charges after he allegedly huffed spray paint then beat his mother in the head with a spatula.

Per WCHS, Glenn Allen Casdorph, 30, was charged Friday for an incident that occurred at his St. Albans home a day earlier. The officer who responded to the residence at 10:45 p.m. Thursday reportedly found Casdorph sitting in the front yard holding a large metal bar—with silver spray paint all over his face.

The officer detained Casdorph, and then tended to his mother inside the home, who police said had her head wrapped in gauze and had blood all over her shirt and on the back of her neck. She didn’t seek medical assistance at the time of the incident, according to the news station.

Police mentioned that Casdorph is well known to the department, hinting that the encounters were related to his alleged paint-huffing pastime.

This incident comes years after he grabbed headlines for an arrest that also occurred in West Virginia. According to The Smoking Gun, Casdorph, then 26, was caught huffing spray paint and told arresting officers that his name was “Casdorph The Destroyer.” However, sources revealed told the outlet that his nickname was actually “Squirrel.”

The West Virginia man is charged with malicious wounding and is being held on $10,000 bail.


[Featured image: Glenn Allen Casdorph/West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority]