Here are links to two odd crimes that occurred over the weekend. I am sure there is some sort of a mental health aspect related to each of them:
1. A woman in North Carolina is accused of "squeezing a man's testicles out of his scrotum." Apparently, there is a crime in North Carolina known as "malicious castration." An interesting tidbit from this story: the woman reportedly pulled down her pants and urinated in the police car after she was arrested.
2. A man in Louisiana was arrested for biting off part of another man's face, while under the influence of "some kind of drug." This is the second in a series of high-profile, creepy, face-chewing incidents of late. I don't think he was naked, but he was reportedly using bath salts, much like the Miami attacker.
Thanks for reading-- Max Wachtel, Ph.D.