You may or may not recall the story of a young man – Tim McLean – stabbed, beheaded and partially eaten by one Vincent Li, while riding on a Greyhound bus near Portage la Prairie, Manitoba on July 29, 2008.
At some point during the feast, and after the bus had come to a halt on the side of the road out in the middle of the bald prairie, the beloved RCMP swat team arrived, decked out in their combat finest. The perimeter was secured – against what I’m unsure, since to my knowledge gophers, deer and pheasant are unarmed – and then the Brave Mounties proceeded to sit outside the bus for over four hours while witnessing Mr. Li consume the various parts of Tim McLean that tickled his palate.
Brave Mounties occasionally radioed reports back to somewhere, describing the night’s dining delight and entertainment thusly:
Badger is at the back of the bus hacking off pieces and eating it.
No word on whether there was dessert.
Eventually Li exited the bus through a window and fell nearly on top of several Brave Mounties, who had no choice but to finally subdue and arrest the satiated monster. A taser was involved, but apparently the dinner theater performer escaped unfazed — so to speak.
Vincent Li was later committed to a mental institution.
Tim McLean’s parents are suing the Brave Mounties who attended and the RCMP.
All the grisly details are here – not for the faint of heart.