What does it take for a man to run naked through a Florida neighborhood, try to have sex with a tree, and claim to be the mythical god Thor? According to a report by the Associated Press, the culprit is flakka — a synthetic drug that's been reportedly linked to deranged behavior in the Sunshine State.
"Flakka is the latest derivative to come out of the designer-drug phenomena, a lineage that includes Ecstasy, MDMA, Molly and bath salts. Flakka contains the chemical compound alpha-PVP, a powerful and highly addictive synthetic stimulant, said Jim Hall, a Nova Southeastern University epidemiologist who studies substance use and drug outbreaks." Sun-Sentinel