Deadly Drink

Parents: Four Loko Killed Our Son

The parents of a 20-year-old Florida man, Jason Keiran, who shot himself in the head after a 30-hour binge on the controversial alcoholic energy drink Four Loko, are suing the drink maker. Joe and Vicki Keiran claim their son drank at least three cans of Four Loko—equivalent to 18 light beers and six cups of coffee—causing him to become crazed and accidentally shoot himself. The Florida State sophomore reportedly picked up a gun while partying with friends. “They say he started to act crazy. He pointed the gun at his head and everyone else. He said I realize I’m freaking you guys out take the gun away from me,” the family’s attorney said. The fruity, alcoholic energy drink has come under increasing scrutiny in recent months, and states and municipalities have moved to ban it. Sen. Chuck Schumer (NY-D) is pushing for a federal ban, calling Four Loko “a death wish disguised as an energy drink.”