Mark Thompson: The story's embarrasing enough, but the mugshot!? Phew.
In case you're in need of one more reason to avoid snorting bath salts (a.k.a. synthetic cocaine), consider the tale of 19-year-old Mark Thompson.
On Monday Thompson was found in his rural West Virginia home dressed in a bra and panties. Next to him was a pornographic magazine and his neighbor's dead goat.
Thompson told police he'd been high on bath salts for three days when he stole the farm animal.
From Monday's Charleston (W. Virginia) Gazette
"He told them, 'Don't come in, I'm naked,'" Powers said. "But they opened the door and he was standing there with his pants down. He had on women's clothing and the goat was dead and there was blood everywhere. It was just a scene." ...
When police entered the house they found fresh blood near the front door of the bedroom and in Thompson's bedroom to the right of the front door. Inside the bedroom police found the small gray and white goat wearing a pink collar lying dead on the floor, blood coming from its neck, according to the complaint. There was a pornographic magazine photo laying a few feet from the goat, the complaint states.
"We know the animal had at least one stab wound," said Cpl. Sean Snuffer, a detective with the Sheriff's Department. "They are also searching for signs of sexual trauma."
Here in Missouri, the state legislature is poised to pass a law this year
that would ban the sale and possession of bath salts.