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Normalcy: Man Arrested After Getting High on Bath Salts and Killing Neighbor’s Goat While Wearing Women’s Underwear

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By HVnews on May 3, 2011


It’s nice to know that no matter how dramatic world news is, it never stops good, ol’-fashioned crazy.

Sunday night, while the rest of us were watching the bin Laden news, a West Virginia man killed his neighbor’s pet goat while he was high on bath salts. What makes this even more absurd? When police came to find him they found him in women’s underwear in the same room as the dead animal.

Mark Thompson, 19, of Alum Creek, West Virginia, was arrested after killing his neighbor’s pygmy goat. The goat had been a present from Lisa Powers to her 4-year-old grandson.

Powers and her nephew, Joshua Pollis, got a call saying that the goat had been seen wandering around Thompson’s house and that they should go and retrieve it. The two of them walked into Thompson’s house looking for the goat. The pair had made their way to Thompson’s bedroom door when he heard them yell from inside.

“He told them, ‘Don’t come in, I’m naked,'” Powers said, according to the Charleston Gazette. “But they opened the door and he was standing there with his pants down. He had on women’s clothing and the goat was dead and there was blood everywhere. It was just a scene.”

It sounds like something you would see in a low budget horror movie. Thompson went running out of the house, and Polis and Powers called the police.

The police promptly got a search warrant for the house and found Thompson several hours later after searching the woods for him. He told police that he had been high on bath salts for three days.

Police found the dead goat in the house with several stab wounds. There were pornographic pictures sitting a few feet away; however, there wasn’t any sign that there was any kind of sexual violation that went on with the animal. At least that’s a silver lining to this?

This isn’t the first time Powers and her family have had a strange run in with Thompson, who they’ve lived next to for three years. About a year ago they took him to church — he promptly stole a bottle of communion wine and ran out through a downstairs door.

According to Powers, Thompson also has a habit of running through the woods behind their houses while screaming and hitting things.

Thompson has been taken into custody by Adult Protective services and his mental state is currently being evaluated, though we’re pretty sure what the conclusion will be on that one.

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