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Posted on 05/03/2011 5:42:43 AM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- An Alum Creek man has been arrested after neighbors allegedly found him standing over the dead body of a stolen pygmy goat while wearing women's underwear.
Mark Lucas Thompson, 19, of Greenview Road was taken into custody early Monday at his home. Deputies had dealt with the man before and believe him to be mentally unstable.
Thompson told deputies he had been high on bath salts for the last three days, said Cpl. Sean Snuffer, a detective with the sheriff's office.
Deputy J.S. Shackelford was dispatched about 3:15 a.m. Monday to the home on Quebec Drive to investigate a possible animal cruelty complaint. Lisa Powers called 911 to report that her neighbor, Thompson, had stolen and killed her grandson's pet pygmy goat, according to a complaint filed in Kanawha Magistrate Court.
The goat, which had been a gift for Powers' grandson and was named Bailey, was on a leash attached to a tree in her front yard. Powers said the small white-and-gray goat wore a pink collar.
Three people who were with Powers told the deputy they had been inside Thompson's home and had seen the goat and it was dead. They had learned of the goat's whereabouts from an acquaintance who was in Thompson's home and called.
Two of the three went to Thompson's home to look for the goat and found the front door open. They went inside the house, and one went into the middle bedroom where she found Thompson in a bra and woman's panties standing three feet from the goat's body.
Thompson ran out of the house wearing only a muscle shirt and thong underwear.
Cpl. M.B. Cummings and Sgt. R.P. Boone went to the Greenview Road home to help Shackelford with the investigation. Thompson came down from the hillside while deputies were at his home. He was immediately taken into custody.
"He told the deputies out there that he had been high on bath salts and wasn't in his right mind," Snuffer said.
"They knew who he was when the call came out," he said. "They've dealt with him before."
He said the man is mentally unstable and lives with another person who is not always home. Snuffer said deputies were concerned for the man's health and contacted Adult Protective Services.
The detective said the goat had a single stab wound. The body was taken to a veterinarian to determine the cause of death and whether it had been sexually assaulted.
Neighbors told deputies they were concerned about the safety of their neighborhood with Thompson still living nearby.
Thompson has been charged with felony animal cruelty and is being held at South Central Regional Jail on $50,000 bond.
I thought that this was a story about Keith Olbermann.
I’m sure there will a completely reasonable explanation for all of this.
>>> Man arrested after being found standing over goat, wearing women’s underwear
What the goat was doing wearing women’s underwear I’ll never know.
The lesson here is that if you're all jacked up on drugs
killing goats and cross dressing, don't be inviting guests
over to the house. Wait until later, invite 'em for barbecued cabrito.
...high on bath salts????
I feel much better about my life after reading this.
It's a relatively recent trend. A lot of States have banned or are considering bans on certain types of bath salts.
Calgon, take him away!!
Obama’s Rainbow Task Force is now missing a member...
You should have posted that on your blog.
You could build a thousand bridges and they would never call you a bridge builder, but if you bang just one goat....
“The Silence of the Goat”
A goat in underwear...now I've heard *everything!*
They have nothing to do with real bath salts, but I wouldn't be surprised to see the rocket scientists in Washington or state capitals to make real bath salts illegals because of this.
From my understanding, bath salts are a new, “legal” high. I’ve gotten information from our schools concerning them. Strange, huh? Use to be you would just take a nice, hot bath and soak away your troubles. Some youth are eating them/smoking them to get a high.
He is warped, bent, broke, his elevator doesn't go all the way to the top!
We should be thankful it was a goat, not someone's little son or daughter.