Illustration for article titled Starving Russian Homeless Turn to Cannibalism

Global homelessness and food shortages have already inspired riots, and now they're fueling even more desperate acts like cannibalism. A homeless man in the Russian region of Kamchatka was just arrested along with two accomplices for killing a man and frying up choice cuts of his body to eat last year. According to The Moscow Times, the man recruited his two friends to help him prepare the body for eating. They used knives and an ax to cut the flesh off the man's bones, and then apparently picked only the low-fat, muscular regions of his tissue for eating. After discarding the unwanted bits in on the street in the region's capital city Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, they used frying pans to prepare and eat the human meat. The mastermind behind this plan had already served time in prison for murder, so he was obviously homicidally-inclined as well as just desperate for food. Still, it feels like every day we're getting closer to living out plot points from Cormac McCarthy's post-apocalyptic novel The Road. 3 Men Arrested in Cannibalism Case [via Moscow Times]

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