Utica (WSYR-TV) -- Neighbors are still reeling after multiple bath salt-fueled incidents in Utica over the weekend.
The most bizarre may have been one involving a woman on Bleeker Street on Friday night.
Police responded to the scene where they say a woman was acting strangely after taking bath salts.
"She was on the porch, just kept going up and down the stairs, and had a blanket wrapped around her, like barely wrapped around her. She kept dropping it down like she didn't have any clothes on except for underwear. She was just...bugging out,” said one Bleeker Street resident, Tara Williams.
The scene on Bleeker Street was captured by Tara’s friend Brandi Niles who was quick to record the incident with her cell phone.
“All I know is I seen a girl in her panties outside having a fit and flashing the cops and doing all this crazy stuff, so, it’s the most disturbing thing I ever seen,” said Niles.
There may have been a reason the 22-year-old was nearly naked. According to police, while high on bath salts, she screamed that her clothes were electrocuting her and that there was metal inside her.
It was a scary sight for all who saw it.
“Cause no one could control her. She couldn’t even control herself,” Niles said.
Police say the woman began foaming at the mouth and became violent before running in front of cars in the middle of the street. She was finally restrained before an ambulance came.
The woman was eventually taken to the hospital for treatment. Police say she did admit to eating bath salts when injecting it with a syringe didn’t work.
With so many bizarre and often violent bath salt cases making headlines, people are asking: Why would you take bath salts if you know what they’re doing to people? But users aren’t the only ones neighbors blame.
“For people to sell that to other people, knowing what that stuff is about, I think they need to be prosecuted worse than the ones that are doing it,” said one neighbor.
Selling bath salts was recently banned in New York State. However, drug-makers have already found ways of getting around the law by changing the chemical makeup of their product. A federal proposal could change that. Congress recently approved a ban on 31 different chemicals used to make the drug. The measure now sits on the President’s desk for approval.