A man is arrested for an unusual collecting habit, which we could think of as adventures in the skin trade:
A medical company sales representative was charged with stealing more than $350,000 worth of human skin over a period of several years.
That's more than 206 separate grafts, according to stats in the article.
So for what purpose did the alleged perpetrator steal the flesh?
Philadelphia police said they do not know the motive or what happened to the grafts...
Ah, this just opens the door to all kinds of Gothic possibilities. Did the fellow build up a cache for cannibalistic purposes? Was he building a human skin suit, or fleshly clothing for dolls?
(thanks to Peter Naegele for the link; photo by Ben Hosking)