Skip to comments.New Zealand man arrested for stealing human toes from dead body exhibit
Posted on 06/18/2018 6:38:09 AM PDT by Red Badger
June 18 (UPI) -- A New Zealand man stole human toes from a dead body exhibition, officials said.
The incident occurred last month when a 28-year-old man visited the Body Worlds Vital exhibition in Auckland on May 4 and allegedly swiped the toes, which were valued at $5,500 each.
The man's name was not released by authorities.
The man has remained in custody and will appear in court on July 2.
He faces seven years in prison for stealing the toes and two years for interfering with a dead body.
According to the New Zealand Herald, the Body Worlds Vital exhibition came to New Zealand in April -- the first time the long-running exhibition was shown in the country.
> Its corpse-porn. <
It sure is. The Body Worlds exhibit came to a city near me awhile back. And a first-generation Chinese-American friend of mine went absolutely ballistic. Reports were filtering back to our local Chinese-American community: Many of the bodies on display there were Chinese. Some could have been relatives of his.
Body Worlds will tell you that those bodies were freely “donated”. Yeah, right.
As you noted, it’s porn, pure and simple. If Body Worlds had used accurate plastic models instead, nobody would show up.
I guess the Museum guards were on their toes................
No picture no name?
Maori, without a doubt, another "protected species".
He was ‘toe-headed’.............
“He faces seven years in prison for stealing the toes and two years for interfering with a dead body.”
Now class, compare the foresight of our founding fathers and their views of the possible perils of society versus what was anticiptaed and written into law in NZ.
We are probably the only industrialized nation in the world that does not outlaw toetaking. And frankly, that makes me sad.
Was he a corpseman?
OMG, you made me spit my coffee!
I admit I have mixed feelings...they have these exhibits with corpses playing chess, dancing ballet and such, but are upset when someone removes a piggy here or there for a snack????
It is posts like yours that make me come back to FR!
I’m not sure I like your toen!
As a country, we should Toe the line......................
What’s more macabe? A dead body exhibit or stealing toes?
Mine are fresh so should fetch at least $8k a piece.
Second post and you thought that one up?
That was fast.
Had it been Keith Richards, we could guess what he wanted them for, but since it was not Keith, it’s definitely odd.
WTF is a “dead body exhibit,” and how do they calculate the price of human toes?
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