Child dies in Tide Pod Challenge won by Palestine Councilmember Doug Smith; Smith seriously injured
PALESTINE, TX—Confined to a wheelchair and suffering from severe brain damage didn’t stop Palestine’s District 5 Councilman Doug Smith from celebrating his victory in a Tide Pod Challenge issued by a 14-year-old from Michigan who died from his injuries after ingesting the laundry detergent.
“Me so happy,” Smith said to reporters following his dominant victory.
Smith consumed 23 of the Tide Pod’s before his victim fell ill and died from his injuries, which made Smith the winner by default.
“Me last man stand,” Smith declared to reporters in attendance.
Smith wasn’t without his injuries. Due to the effects of the chemicals in the Tide Pods, Smith is now confined to a wheelchair and suffers from several mental disabilities.
“Honestly, I can’t tell the difference,” Mayor Steve Presley said. “This dumbass is the same as the dumbass I’ve always known, and it’ll be even easier to manipulate this little dummy now that he’s, even more, brain damaged.”
Smith told reporters that he hopes city hall can construct a playland, similar to that found at McDonald’s, so he can have something to do at council meetings.
“I just want to play. Can your kids come out and play,” Smith asked reporters. He appeared not to know where he was during the encounter with reporters before being distracted by a small doll given to him by Presley.