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RIP Testudo - Florida Vape Man
« on: May 16, 2018, 10:20:40 am »
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Pinellas County's Medical Examiner confirms a vape pen explosion is to blame for the death of a 38-year-old St. Petersburg man.

Bill Pellan, Director of Investigations at the Pinellas County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed the report to ABC Action News on Tuesday.

Tallmadge Wakeman D'Elia, who went by "Wake," died in a fire in an upstairs bedroom of a home located at 316 19th Avenue NE.

The autopsy report says the electronic cigarette created a "projectile wound" on D'Elia's head penetrating his skull and brain. It’s the first e-cigarette death in the United States, according to FEMA, which keeps statistics on e-cigarettes.

The medical examiner says the vape was a Smok-E Mountain Mech Works, a type of unregulated mechanical mod e-cigarette, which in an online description says "does not come with safety features."

ABC Action News found an online warning explaining that the vape is not meant for beginners.

“I just don’t think they’re safe enough," explained Gary Wilder, the owner of Lizard Juice.

Wilder says he, and many other local store owners, won’t sell the “unregulated” e-cigarettes. Instead they turn to vapes with a computer chip inside, which keeps the device from overheating.

“Any other e-cig that has a computer chip in it prevents that from happening,” Wilder added.

According to a recent FEMA report, vape pen explosions are not common, but when they do happen, the shape of the devices make them behave like “flaming rockets.”

Wilder suggests using rubber casings over any extra batteries and re-wrapping any batteries that seem to be worn down.

"If that seal is broken on the top, the negative is exposed and if you put that in your pocket, it can do the same thing in your pocket," Wilder added.

The autopsy report does not say why the device exploded.

A representative from Smok-E Mountain tells us their devices do not explode, instead telling us it is likely an atomizer (the part a person inserts into their mouth) or a battery issue. The company says they've had problems with other companies cloning their batteries, which makes them less safe. The company is hoping to see photos of the device that was used by D'Elia.

https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/region-south-pinellas/st-petersburg/medical-examiner-exploding-vape-pen-caused-st-pete-man-s-death
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Re: RIP Testudo - Florida Vape Man
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 10:25:30 am »
Meh, I barely knew him anyways.
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Re: RIP Testudo - Florida Vape Man
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2018, 10:43:19 am »
Nah - Tudo hasn't been 38 since the Browns were good.
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Re: RIP Testudo - Florida Vape Man
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2018, 11:05:15 am »
The Browns were good?   ???

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Re: RIP Testudo - Florida Vape Man
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2018, 11:42:38 am »
:lol vapecreep is worm food. :popcorn
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Re: RIP Testudo - Florida Vape Man
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2018, 06:00:46 am »
 :lol vapecreep.

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Re: RIP Testudo - Florida Vape Man
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2018, 12:50:38 pm »
Russ poat that story of that bitch growing a tail in a Tim Hortons. :uhh

Was that the link Buttspray dropped?   :lol
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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2018, 06:05:19 pm »
Was that the link Buttspray dropped?   :lol

That lady ordered a dec mocha. :lol
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Re: RIP Testudo - Florida Vape Man
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2018, 06:01:23 pm »
Oh shit  :lol
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« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2018, 06:40:59 pm »
Oh shit  :lol

 :rimshot that was funny, i shit you not. :lol
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« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2018, 07:57:04 pm »
:rimshot that was funny, i shit you not. :lol

She grew that tail pretty quick. Nice solid log
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« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2018, 11:52:06 pm »
She grew that tail pretty quick. Nice solid log

What a load of shět!
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Re: RIP Testudo - Florida Vape Man
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2018, 12:22:50 pm »
What a load of shět!

Shit hit teh Stan.
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Re: RIP Testudo - Florida Vape Man
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2018, 12:46:26 pm »
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