Man charged after alleged ‘huffing' incident

UPPER PROVIDENCE — Police filed charges against a man after he was allegedly seen huffing fumes from an aerosol can outside a pet store earlier this month.

Richard Chase Rosato, 38, of Limerick, was seen by an employee at the PETCO in the 1800 block of East Ridge Pike leaning against the outside of the building, police said.

When officers arrived at the shop around 12:30 p.m., they saw Rosato “actively inhaling the fumes from an aerosol can.”

Rosato, who was “largely incoherent” according to police, was bleeding from his nose and had a white, foamy substance coming from his mouth.

While officers were speaking with Rosato they found four compressed gas aerosol cans nearby, police said.

Rosato was charged with several misdemeanors including to smell and inhale toxic substances. He is scheduled to appear in front of District Judge Walter F. Gadzicki Jr. on June 23 at 10:30 a.m.