Hey kids, it's time for weird news again...and yep, this one's from Kansas. Exekiel Rubottom now has his foot back exactly where he wants it - in a bucket on the front porch. Police in Kansas returned the amputated foot to him after seizing it during the weekend to check out exactly how it came to reside there. The 21 year old man had his foot amputated 3 weeks ago, and started keeping it in a five gallon bucket filled with formaldehyde.
Police arrived at Rubottom's house late Sunday night after receiving a call from a parent who's child reported seeing the severed foot. Unsure of what to make of the unusual discovery, police confiscated the foot and put it into evidence storage, when they found some of Rubottom's friends at the house, but no sign of Rubottom himself. Officials wanted to be sure no crime had been committed.
Rubottom, an artist, recovering methamphetamine addict and occasional hip hop MC, said he was born with a clubbed foot and had suffered complications all his life. The foot became seriously infected this summer and doctors decided it should be amputated.
Rubottom asked to have the severed foot. Although an unusual request, a hospital spokesperson stated people can keep parts removed from their bodies if they want them as it's within their rights, because it's theirs.
After a friend picked up a bucket at a local hardware store, Rubottom added several objects as well as the severed foot - including a porcelain horse and a can of beer - to make what he called "a collage of myself". He also cut off two of the toes, saying he was considering giving them to friends.
(There's a Van Gogh joke in there somewhere...)
Anyhow, tune into show 42 and hear more fascinating things about people you're glad you don't know.