From the American northeast comes today's story of Gothic crime. The gist: an enterprising young man sought an additive for his marijuana hobby, and found it in human brain elbalming fluid. "A central Pennsylvania man was charged Thursday after police say he sprayed fluid used to embalm a human brain on marijuana that he then smoked."
There are many fine details here:
- It began auspiciously: "Court records indicate Long’s aunt contacted detectives on June 21 after finding a human brain in a department store bag under a porch while cleaning out a trailer."
- Some fine Gothic charges: "State police in Carlisle charged 26-year-old Joshua Lee Long with abuse of a corpse and conspiracy."
- We humans do like to name things: "a coroner concluded the brain was real and that Long supposedly named it Freddy."
(thanks to Brenda Landis, Tammy Snyder, and Clyde Graham)