Cops Release Description of Rob Ford Video
He appears to inhale vapor from a glass pipe: police
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 19, 2014 11:49 AM CDT
In this file photo from Jan. 30, 2014, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is questioned by reporters in Toronto.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young, File)

(Newser) – If you've been wishing you could see the infamous video that allegedly shows Rob Ford smoking crack, well, you can't. But maybe this will tide you over: For the first time, the video has been officially described, in police documents unsealed today, the Globe and Mail reports. In the video, Ford "appears to inhale the vapor which is produced" from a glass pipe, "then exhale vapor," the documents say. The Toronto mayor is shown "consuming what appears to be a narcotic" inside what is believed to be the home of his old school friend Fabio Basso in the one-minute video reportedly recorded on the night of Feb. 17, 2013, and named simply "IMG_0312.mov." Detectives believe another video, which they're calling "File 313," is missing, the Toronto Star reports.

"At one point Mayor Ford holds the glass cylinder to his mouth," the documents continue. "Lights the lighter and applies the flame to the tip of the glass cylinder in a circular motion.” He then appears to inhale and exhale." Past reports have indicated he's also allegedly shown making racist and homophobic comments, goaded on by Basso and his sister, but the National Post says these documents don't mention anything Ford says in the video. Eventually he looks at the recording device, drops the pipe, and "briefly points at the camera and asks if it’s on" before the video ends. The documents also reveal that in a second video, Mohamed Siad, the man believed to have attempted to sell the crack video, talks about how to secretly film someone with your phone and says you might even "catch a mayor smoking crack." (Yet another embarrassing video appears to show Ford, decked out for St. Patrick's Day, stumbling and swearing outside city hall as he tried to hail a cab Saturday night.)
 

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