Texas Woman Poisoned By Mysterious Napkin
A Houston woman said she landed in the hospital after touching a napkin that was suspiciously placed on her car door.
Erin Mims and her husband were at a Houston restaurant celebrating her birthday on Tuesday afternoon and when they went to get back into their car, a napkin had been placed on the door.
Mims said that she threw the napkin away and didn’t think much of it.
“Maybe five minutes, my whole arm started tingling and feeling numb. I couldn’t breathe,” says Mims. “I started getting hot flashes, my chest was hurting, my heart was beating really fast.”
When she arrived at the hospital, doctors ran urine samples, blood tests, as well as a CAT scan, and said that her vitals were all over the place.
“The doctor came in, and told me it wasn’t enough in my system to determine what it was, but said it was acute poisoning from an unknown substance,” Mims said.
The Houston Police Department agrees, saying this is the first case of its kind the department has seen.
Mark Winter, managing director of the Southeast Houston Poison Center, said that Mims’ symptoms match with hundreds of poisons.
“The probability is that you would have to have a lot more than just a casual exposure,” Winter said. “In her video, her symptoms match hundreds of different poisons. It is possible. I’ve learned over my 40 years, that anything is possible when it comes to the human body.”