Car Rental Employee Doses Coworkers With LSD For The Vibes
The people you work with are pivotal when it comes to making work a more rewarding experience. We’re social animals and working is a necessary evil that most of us will have to endure for a long time, so having people alongside us to make that time better is important.
Employees with a high engagement level at work are 87% less likely to leave a job than employees with a low engagement level. Oftentimes, engagement at a job is boosted by good relationships with coworkers.
With business travel being worth more than $300 billion annually, there are bound to be at least a few employee disagreements in the travel sector. One guy at an Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Missouri wasn’t pleased with the vibe at his job. Rather than hashing out differences with his coworkers, he decided to take matters into his own hands.
And he thought the best way to mellow out his coworkers would be dripping LSD into their drinks without their knowledge. The 19-year-old was seen snooping around acting strangely while holding a water dropper type container, but nothing concrete was witnessed beyond him appearing suspicious. Later that day, two employees reported beginning to feel strange and dizzy. As those feelings intensified, they were naturally terrified and went to a local urgent care center before being transferred to the hospital.
When police came to question him about the alleged incident, his response was totally reasonable:
“They were too uptight, and they needed to have better energy,” he said.
When the vibe is harsh, apparently the solution is to dose your coworkers with acid. Needless to say, this young man could be in a decent amount of trouble. Back in 1962, some 11.5% of federal civil cases went to trial, but today only about 1% of those cases get to Federal court. Our acid spiking fella probably isn’t going to make it all the way up to Federal court, but he was arrested and later released pending warrants and drug testing on some of the beverages from the job site. Depending on what the drug screen reveals, he could be charged with second-degree assault and possession of a controlled substance.
Today, experts believe there are as many as 14 million cars and trucks on the road that are 25 years old — or older! At the same time, young people are buying fewer cars. More young people are taking advantage of public transportation, ride-sharing apps, or rental car agencies offering flexible short-term rentals and long-term lease-to-own programs. Of course, not all car rental agencies are created equally, as this unfortunate employee learned the hard way.
The people who were dosed were fine several hours after what can only be described as a really bad trip. It should probably go without saying, but if you’re ever feeling like the people at your job are driving you nuts, it’s not the best idea to drop LSD in their morning coffee. That is a surefire way to make everything worse. Stick to having conversations.