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Friday, July 6, 2012

More Adverse Side Effects of Caffeine -- Serial Groping

Posted By on Fri, Jul 6, 2012 at 8:00 AM

click to enlarge CHRIS JONES
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Coffee enthusiasts beware: Along with stunted growth, insomnia, and bone loss, that cup of brew keeping you awake right now might just turn you into a manic serial groper.

Kenneth Sands, a 51-year-old bus driver, assaulted several teens and women at a volleyball game south of Seattle and then tried to pass it off as the result of too much caffeine.

According to the New York Daily News:

Sands, who was at the game as a spectator and didn't drive the team bus, said in court on Tuesday that too much caffeine fueled the groping attacks.

"That caused a psychotic episode," he told a judge, according to KOMO-TV. "My son-in-law and daughter had never seen that kind of behavior from myself."

Neither the victims nor the judge bought Sands' defense, however. He was recently sentenced to five months in prison.

San Francisco is the fifth largest coffee consumer in America, not too far behind No. 1 buzz enthusiasts Seattle, near Sands' home. Maybe it's time to switch to decaf.

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