This is your house. This is your house on meth. (via Vocativ)
University District, Seattle residents Brian and Bridget O'Neill came home late Wednesday night to find that their condo had been possessed.
Clothes were scattered all over the floor, junk mail ripped open, and all the household electronics were piled precariously on their bed. The soles of over 20 pairs of shoes had been ripped out. Lotion covered the doorknobs, a paint can was tipped over on the toilet, and a single screw had been screwed into a piece of scrap wood and then jammed through a door hinge.
None of their belongings appeared to have been stolen.
When police were called, they found no sign of a forced entry, and when they dusted for fingerprints they came up with nothing. The only bit of evidence they found was a purse found on the bed with an ID belonging to a 27-year-old woman. Police suggested that if a person had entered the home, the only way it could have been done was by shimmying up a tree and climbing in through a window.
With nothing to go on, the police left the O'Neills to collect their wits and pick up the mess.
That's when Bridget found a pair of shoes that didn't belong to her, and Brian heard a noise coming from under the bed.
“It was a noise coming from something alive,” Brian O’Neill told Voactiv. “It sounded like a dying possum or raccoon. I had only heard wounded animals make that kind of noise before.”
After deciding the sound couldn't have come from one of their cats, they left the house and called the cops again. This time police emerged from the condo with a culprit, an emaciated blonde woman who had been hiding in the less-than-a-foot-high space under the bed.
The woman, who remains anonymous, told police that she had been on a "meth rampage" for days. Maybe she should have pled the fifth but after you've deconstructed a bunch of shoes you might as well admit to it all.
When the O'Neills returned to their home, they found a huge kitchen knife under the bed, and a hypodermic needle in their sheets. Apparently, the knife was not an intended murder weapon, just a tool to deconstruct the box springs of the bed during a paranoid fit.
Hear that, kids? Now instead of blaming your messy room on a ghost, you can just say a crazy meth head did it.
Growing up I saw the PSA below and was lead to believe meth caused a person to go on a cleaning spree, not to make a mess. I guess they need a new PSA to differentiate between a meth binge and a rampage.
(by Myka Fox)