Family of Collin Wiant Files Lawsuit Against Store that Sold Whippets to Defendant

The family of Collin Wiant has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against an exotic gift shop it claims sold nitrous oxide to one of the defendants in the case.

The Silver Serpent is an exotic gift shop in Athens that the lawsuit claims sold “whippets” to Joshua Androsac.

The lawsuit claims Silver Serpent and two employees also named in the suit failed to ensure Androsac was at least 21 years old.

“Shortly after the nitrous oxide was dispensed and/or distributed to Collin Wiant, Collin started having trouble breathing,” the lawsuit states.

Wiant died on Nov. 12, 2018, while at the Sigma Pi fraternity house at Ohio University. A toxicology report shows that Wiant died of asphyxiation due to nitrous oxide ingestion.

You can read our Complaint Here.