In Canada, a severed human foot arrives in the mail at Conservative party headquarters

Damn, I thought the Canadians were supposed to be mild mannered and polite. As vitriolic and heated as American politics are we aren't sending severed body parts to each other....daaaayuuum.

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2012/05/in_canada_a_severed_human_foot.html

Check and see if it has a foreign postage stamp. It may be a smear campaign!

:/

The horror was not confined to Ottawa. Ottawa police were consulting with their counterparts in Montreal after they discovered a severed torso in a suitcase. Montreal police sifted through a heap of garbage in the city's west end to see if they might turn up any missing limbs. Authorities in both cities are trying to determine if there might be a link to the foot mailed to Conservative party headquarters.

You know, sometimes giving off soulless PR soundbites can backfire and make you look stupid. I mean, one assumes that they'll be comparing the DNA of the foot and torso.... but this statement doesn't imply that to me because of the physical seaching thing mentioned.

I hope I'm not the only one who instantly thought of The Big Lebowski.

Podunk wrote:

I hope I'm not the only one who instantly thought of The Big Lebowski.

You are not.

There's an uproar over this every few years. You see, the ankles are some of the most complicated and weak joints in the body, and they tend to decompose first. Between that, the way the rest of the body breaks down, and buoyant footwear it's very common for feet to become detached from corpses left in bodies of water and wash up on shore. And then make their way - as all things - into the Canadian postal system.

Hell, I can get you a foot by 3 o'clock this afternoon... with nail polish.

LobsterMobster wrote:

There's an uproar over this every few years. You see, the ankles are some of the most complicated and weak joints in the body, and they tend to decompose first. Between that, the way the rest of the body breaks down, and buoyant footwear it's very common for feet to become detached from corpses left in bodies of water and wash up on shore. And then make their way - as all things - into the Canadian postal system.

Typical Canada Post, takes two years to deliver from Vancouver to Ottawa.

So they basically know who did it now as the criminal filmed the process of dismembering the victim... and posted it online(as you would). So now it's an international manhunt.

Turns out the suspect is an ex-porn star, specifically gay porn I guess. Loathe; certain news reporters have jumped on this and whenever they talk about it really go out of their way to emphasize GAY porn star, implying homosexuality leads to such heinous crimes *face palm*.

Not sure if he posted it to

Spoiler:

a snuff group or perhaps an acrotomophilia/apotemnophilia group...yes those are things...

but somehow or other an American lawyer eventually saw this video and tried to report it down there to no avail. With the severed foot hitting the news he tried again and finally got someone up here in the RCMP to listen to him.

He was caught in Germany and is being held.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/04/world/...