Police later arrested Miranda Fligor, 28, on two bench warrants for abusing harmful intoxicants, after prosecutors decided to charge her for the Aug. 9 incident, Norwalk police Capt. Dave Smith said. A Walmart employee called police after hearing the sound of compressed air being released in a bathroom stall at about 8 p.m. The employee also saw a can of duster fall to the floor, Smith said.
When Norwalk police arrived, Fligor was still in the bathroom. An officer forced open the stall door to see a fully clothed Fligor sitting on the toilet with a can of duster in her hand, a Norwalk police report said.
She simply stared at the officer with a “dumbfounded look and put her head in her hands,” the report said.
When officers spoke to Fligor, she also admitted to huffing duster in the bathroom at Rite Aid before going to Walmart that day, the report said.
She had several cans of duster in her possession, but it was unclear if she had purchased the items before going into the restroom. Fligor was taken to Fisher Titus Medical Center for treatment that evening.
After reviewing the case, the law director decided to charge her with two counts of abusing harmful intoxicants, triggering the warrants that led to her arrest Thursday.