Biddeford police say a man stole a can of aerosol computer duster from Wal-Mart and another man huffed it in the parking lot before he crashed his car into the building.

Police were called to Wal-Mart around 7:40 a.m. Thursday after a car driven by 21-year-old Daniel Spear of Arundel crashed into the building and caught on fire. The officer was able to put out the fire with an extinguisher from the police cruiser.

A review of Wal-Mart’s surveillance videos showed that Justin Wells, the 36-year-old passenger, had gone into the store before the crash and stolen a can of aerosol duster used to clean computer keyboards. Surveillance video showed that Spear appeared to “huff” the duster before the crash, police said.

Spear then drove his car straight into a safety post outside the building at a high rate of speed.

Spear was treated for a head injury and Wells, of Warren, had a superficial cut to his knee, police said. Both men were on probation and their probation officers requested they be held in custody.

Spear was charged with driving to endanger. Wells was charged with shoplifting. Both were taken to the York County Jail.

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