Please Pass the Pepper

Grant Partington
Milton, ON

We went to an unknown odour indoors. We walked in and immediately had to retreat and put on our packs. We didn't know what it was, but it almost took us to our knees.

We investigated for what seemed to be a long time. We opened windows and lifted our masks, but it wasn't any better.

We're thinking pool chemicals or drug lab stuff. We were at a loss. Finally, in a bedroom closet, we found a burst can of pepper spray.

I guess we're all good boys as none of us ever experienced pepper spray before. We removed it from the house and all was good. The thing is, in Canada, pepper spray is a restricted weapon. We didn't pursue that.