A naked man was found bloody and screaming after he ripped off a part of his penis during a drug-fueled craze, police say.
The 41-year-old Columbus, Ohio, native, whose name has not been reported, was found at about 1 a.m. on June 18 after Washtenaw County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an alarm set off by a broken window at Ypsilanti Middle School in Ypsilanti, Mich., according to the Detroit Free Press. Once they arrived, they said they found the man kneeling outside the school, naked and bloody from the waist down, with a portion of his genitals ripped off.
“He mutilated his genitals with his bare hands,” Sgt. Geoff Fox told AnnArbor.com. "He was doing a lot of yelling and screaming."
Investigators say he admitted to taking "magic" mushrooms before flipping out and trying to claw off his own penis and scrotum, according to The Columbus Dispatch. It took at least six officers to subdue him, the report notes.
Parts of his body were transferred to the hospital with him.
“In terms of vital signs, they were as low as they could go without being dead — I could only assume due to the blood loss and the shock and trauma to the body,” Fox told the Detroit Free Press reports.
AnnArbor.com reported an initial toxicology report didn't reveal anything but stated that more extensive testing will be done. He is currently in stable condition. Police will seek burglary charges against him.
Psilocybin is a chemical obtained from certain fresh or dried mushrooms that can cause significant bodily side effects when ingested, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration. Most noteworthy are the chemical's possible effects on the mind. Some people may experience hallucinations, panic, psychosis and the inability to discern fantasy from reality.
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