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‘Llama-man’ jailed after nutmeg induced frenzy

30 Mar 2012, 07:58

Published: 30 Mar 2012 07:58 GMT+02:00

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The man was behind a series of incidents in central Gävle in January, where he spat unknown people in the face “like a llama”, according to local paper Gefle Dagblad (GD).

A month later, police arrested him on suspicion of harassing two sisters by sending them death threats and rude comments via text messages.

The man was then held in custody by police until his verdict on Friday.

During the trial, the full extent of the man’s aggressive behaviour became known when it was revealed that he had gone berserk while in hospital last summer, injuring one of the hospital employees badly.

The man had been held sedated for days, deemed too dangerous to rouse.

According to the 28-year-old, he had been consuming too large a quantity of nutmeg, which contains an amphetamine-like substance, inducing his raging and violent condition.

Hospital staff had tried to wake the man earlier, but were forced to sedate him again due to violent behaviour, reports GD.

However, when they tried again, the man went berserk and made a break for it, kicking one guard’s leg so badly that it was dislocated. He also tried to strangle the female guard before being overpowered, according to the paper.

The 28-year-old was sentenced on Friday by the Gävle District Court to four months in prison for illegal threats, harassment, damage to public property and threatening behaviour.

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Your comments about this article

09:26 March 30, 2012 by RosemarysBaby80
Hahaha! What a nutter!
12:14 March 30, 2012 by libertarianism
Rama Llama Ding Dong
13:03 March 30, 2012 by Svensksmith
Put him in a zoo.
16:52 March 30, 2012 by azimov
Nutmeg? Who would have thought it could induce that type of behaviour? I wonder if cinnamon has the same effect....
19:54 March 31, 2012 by D. ane
It sounds like a microwave induced rage.

Until we factor in the effect of the wireless technologies, (mobile phones, ccordless phones, wifi etc.) which emmit microwaves, as affecting humans and their brain waves in paticular, then we will carry on suffering increasingly from mental illness.

Violence, depression and psychosis will be the norm for the future. Luckily some people suffer from headaches and tiredness so they withdraw into their shells and don't bother anybody.
23:54 April 2, 2012 by Swedishmyth
4 months is ridiculous.
10:10 April 3, 2012 by Melody P
Maybe this poor man needs compassion and understanding and is just not well and should be examined by a Doctor as his behaviour sounds very unusual.
11:28 April 4, 2012 by Da Goat
I think they under did the sedatives ! (he needed an over dose to counteract the nutmeg)

they say you are what you eat this guy sounds like a real nutmeg!
15:20 April 5, 2012 by biddi
Keep him locked up, permanently. Spitting in peoples' faces

- a true nutter. @ D. ane : I would say that 'violence, depression and psychosis' are already here - long ago.
21:48 April 5, 2012 by bethrichardson
Ok, just how much nutmeg would you have to eat to have this happen? I love pumpkin pie. Every year I look forward to Thanksgiving mostly because of the pies. I make a lot of pies and I put a lot of spices in them - including plenty of nutmeg. So I've eaten a lot of nutmeg and never had even a hint of any reaction. Something doesn't sound right here.
16:29 March 17, 2013 by janeway
4 months? And he wasn't even punished for dislocating someones leg. Shameful!
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