Four Loko, World's Deadliest Beverage, Fells Another Innocent Man

Q: What can drive a young man to stand in the roadway, assume a fighting stance, and yell, “Come on you pussies, I’ll beat all of your asses.”

A: Four Loko, the Devil’s elixir.

The world’s most dangerous beverage apparently contributed to the extreme drunkenness of Joshua Davis, a 20-year-old Floridian nabbed this month for disorderly intoxication, a misdemeanor. Neighbors told Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies that Davis, pictured in the above mug shot, was “trying to start a physical altercation with them.” When cops confronted Davis, “the defendant stated that he had only drank 2 Locos, and he had a ‘buzz.’

Four Loko, you may have read, is the caffeinated alcoholic energy drink that has been referred to glowingly as “liquid cocaine.”

Comments (3)

always someone out there ready to defend something like this. uh uhhhh. well im here to tell you whatevers in this crap makes you act like an idiot right around the second 1. last night i have to watch the kids while my girlfriend takes her 21 yr old son to the hospital because hes whacked out on 2 of these things. sitting in my garage with a huge razor cut on his arm dripping blood. said he did it in the car door. i was like...oh so your driving like this? silence. after the emergency room he was redirected to the ft walton er where he admited he cut it with a kitchen knife. said he wanted to see some blood. it was pathetic. i know he guards the sofa for us and has other lazy problems but. ive seen first hand what this stuff does. i dont know what else is in this stuff to change behavior so drasticly but. im not going to sit here and sugar coat it. its trouble.
This is BS that the media has jumped on to with both feet. Let's do the math. A 23.5oz can with 12% alcohol = 2.82 oz. Considering most hard liquor is 80 proof (40% alcohol), that is 7.05 oz of (e.g.) Vodka. Mini bottles are 2 oz. and most bars (for their profit margin) serve 1.5 ounce shots as a measurement. That equates to a Red Bull and Vodka consumption of either 3.5 or 4.7 drinks in a bar, depending on your measure of 1.5 oz or 2 oz per Vodka shot. Pretty substantial, but not "liquid cocaine" in any measure, unless you are a 16-20 year old previous non-drinker. It is ALCOHOL! They could also have drunk 2/3 of a bottle of wine and had 2 cups of coffee to sober up, and it is the exact same thing. Are the legislators trying to ban wine or Vodka??? I don't think so! Crazy people jump onto whatever bandwagon seems currently popular, no matter how much sense it DOESN'T make. Stupid. But it's just a fad.
I've seen someone that has drank Four Loco and I can tell you that it is NOT like other alcohol. This is a person that drinks a lot of beer and the Four Loko totally screws them up. Drink one of those plus 6 beers and you are totally out of it. I was shocked at the effects of this drink and I feel that it needs to be outlawed nationwide. BTW - the person i speak of is 50 y.o. and not an amateur. It is a very dangerous drink