A New Jersey man took a Gothic approach in dealing with visiting police offices. He stabbed himself, then threw pieces of his intestine at the cops.
This excerpt from the news item reads like a slice of a monster tale, either from the Gothic side of the house or the science fiction realm:
When police officers arrived at the Clay Street home, they kicked in a door to his room, which had been blocked with furniture, said Lt. John Heinemann.
Carter was in the corner of the room with a knife in his hand, and he stood up, he yelled at police while stabbing himself all over his body. Officers noticed that his intestines were protruding from a wound in his abdomen, Heinemann said. Carter allegedly threw some of his skin and intestines at officers as they tried to enter the room, Heinemann said.
The officers ordered him to drop the 12-inch kitchen knife, but he didn’t. Carter is accused of swinging the knife at officers, police said. The officers sprayed two cans of pepper spray at the man without any effect.
Wisely, "The officers retreated and called the Bergen County SWAT Team..."
(story thanks to Steven Kaye; photo by Spec ta cles)