They don’t call it WHY?oming for nothing, I guess This is one of the most bizarre happenings in recent memory. Police made a DUI stop in Casper, Wyoming and during a field sobriety test noticed several eyeballs fall slide from Roy Tilbott’s pant leg.
Feeling they could have a potential murderer on their hands, police quickly drew guns and cuffed Tilbott.
This prompted Tilbott to explain to police that the eyeballs were not human, but from cows. Tilbott had smuggled them out of Johnson Meats (a slaughterhouse) where he works as a meat cutter.
Above: Bovine eyeball from Tilbott’s rectum. A total of 30 were found. Image Source: Casper Police Department
Here is how Tilbott explained himself to police.
“Company won’t let us take animal scraps home and instead toss them in the landfill,” Tilbott said in the police report. “They’re a very wasteful company. We should be allowed to take scrap meat and other parts home. The company should start a green initiative. They don’t even have recycling at the plant.”
He tried to couch it as an environmental issue? Well, partially.
“I put them in soups,” Tilbott said. “They’re beneficial for erectile dysfunction, which I currently battle, but I also just like the texture and taste.”
“I enjoy eating bovine eyeballs and smuggling them out in my colon was the only way I knew how to get them out without potentially getting caught and fired.”
Tilbott told police he estimates he has smuggled several thousand eyeballs from the plant over the past few months.
Tilbott was arrested for driving under the influence. In addition, police confiscated several large carving knives they found under Tilbott’s car seat.
Casper police have yet to determine if they’ll charge him for stealing the eyeballs. They first want to talk to Tilbott’s employer.
Johnson Meats has not released a statement regarding the incident.