Reported by: Yumi
I could have sworn I put this in the Block of F**K YEAH before, but now I can't find it. The headline really speaks for itself. It was reported in io9.com and other places, but it's too good to leave out. It's our buddies from the Arcata Eye, who wrote about the UCK YEAH bus. This town seems like the place to be, no?
LSD Tripper Amputates, Flushes Monster-Containing Testicles (Updated) – May 12, 2010
The use of the drug LSD, or commonly referred to as “acid,” appears to be increasing especially among young adults in Arcata, according to an Arcata Police Department press release issued yesterday.
On April 18, officers responded to a residence to assist the Arcata Mad River Ambulance with a 31-year-old male subject who had just castrated himself. Medical personnel and officers were unable to locate the subject’s testicles. He later told officers that he flushed them down the toilet as he feared they contained “monsters.”
The victim, who police say had a Tennessee address, was with several friends when he began to experience negative feelings. He was dropped off at the Jay Street residence, to which Arcata Police responded at 4:18 p.m. that day.
“We just thought it was an isolated incident,” said Police Chief Tom Chapman. He said calls to aid people having a bad experience with LSD or psilocybin mushrooms are “not uncommon.” But a flurry of subsequent incidents represent an unusual surge in LSD-related calls for service.