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Sean Cate
Sean Cate
April 1, 2024 ·  3 min read

Police Arrest Man Who Allegedly Ate The Leg of An Injured Person in Broad Daylight

In an absurd incident in Kern County, California, authorities have arrested a 27-year-old man accused of a seriously gruesome act. The man allegedly consumed a human leg from the scene of a train collision. The incident took place back on Friday, March 22, at an Amtrak Station in Wasco. A pedestrian was tragically struck by a train, and then it somehow got worse.1

According to eyewitness accounts and corroborated by video evidence, the man was seen taking the severed leg from the scene and walked off with it before engaging in cannibalistic behavior. He consumed the flesh of the severed limb in broad daylight while walking down he street. Jose Ibarra, one of the witnesses to the horrifying scene, recounted, “He was waving a person’s leg… He was biting it, and he was hitting it against the wall”.

Cannibalistic Confidence

The events took a turn for the worse when the man, unfazed by the shock and horror around him, continued to chow down on the limb, even as bystanders looked on in disbelief and disgust. Social media footage captured him walking down the street with the leg in his hand, at times crouching over it or brandishing it in the air.

Prompted by the influx of alarming reports from witnesses, law enforcement swiftly intervened, which led to an arrest without further incident. Besides being apprehended for tampering with evidence from the scene, the man was also detained on account of multiple outstanding warrants. Authorities have confirmed that due to the higher degree of severity involved here, an investigation by the BNSF Railroad Police is now underway.

The Bill for The Meal

The legal repercussions are significant. Under the California Penal Code, destroying or concealing evidence counts as a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in prison and a fine of up to $1,000.

Following the arrest, the charges faced include the removal of human remains from a non-cemetery location, possession of controlled substance paraphernalia, and felony probation violation.2 His scheduled court appearance will underscore the gravity of the charges against him.

The community’s shock at the incident was palpable, as evidenced by the reactions of eyewitnesses and residents. The fact there was a legitimate cannibal casually strolling and munching on a human leg in today’s age is baffling. The Kern County Fire Department that responded to the train collision confirmed the tragic loss of life resulting from the accident.3 Yes, that person no longer needed the leg, but that doesn’t make it up for grabs or a menu item for anyone. 

The arrest marks a disturbing chapter when it comes to modern-day criminal behavior, and it has prompted questions about mental health, substance abuse, and societal vulnerabilities. As investigations continue into the circumstances surrounding the incident, authorities are remaining vigilant in ensuring justice for the victim and accountability for the perpetrator come to pass.

The gruesome nature of the incident has left a rather sad mark on the community, serving as a dark reminder of both the fragility of life and the depths of human depravity. In the aftermath of this event, Kern County residents grapple with shock, grief, and a renewed commitment to fostering a safer, more compassionate society.

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  1. Man arrested for allegedly taking leg of person hit by train and eating it in broad daylight.” Unilad. Emily Brown. March 25, 2024.
  2. Man Arrested After Allegedly Taking and ‘Eating’ Leg of Person Injured by Train at Accident Scene.” People. Esme Mazzeo. March 25, 2024.
  3. Man arrested in Kern County after reportedly picking up and chewing severed human leg.” LA Times. Caroline Petrow-Cohen. March 26, 2024.