New York City, NY | A couple high on methamphetamines (aka meth), was arrested on Sunday after police received several 911 calls that they were harassing people in Central Park. 32 year old, Matthew Scrogins, and his 43-year-old girlfriend Martha Mclounge were reportedly acting “odd” as they headed towards the park screaming, running and jumping up and down.
According to report, witnesses say the strange couple headed toward the edge of the park but quickly “disappeared.” Police searched the area and after 30 minutes, they found the couple crouched down in the bushes over a homeless man.
“We found a couple that met the description of the 911 calls we had been receiving,” said Lieut. Philip Wash. “We identified ourselves and asked them to turn around. When they did, their faces were covered with blood and the homeless man was crying for help. They had already eaten most of his fingers and were chewing off his toes when we arrived on the scene.”
Due to the severity of the situation, police claim they had no choice but to tase the couple. “We didn’t know if they were armed, or if they would attack us,” said officer Philip Wash. “We tasered both of them, but they still were able to lunge towards us. So two other officers use their tasers as well, which finally subdued them.”
The homeless man was rushed to a nearby hospital where he is listed in stable condition after losing 8 fingers and four toes.
According to the police report, the couple claimed they were hungry and hadn’t eaten for days. They say they had “no choice but to eat the homeless man.” Both tested positive for high levels of methanphetamines. Scrogins and Mcloune are being held on no bond under mental evaluation.