Tenerife, Spain – I don’t normally post stories from other countries, mainly because I barely have enough time to cover the messed up stuff going on in my own. But this one is just too crazy not to talk about.
While the shopping district of Arona was hosting tourists and shoppers, a 28-year-old Bulgarian man walked into a supermarket with a machete and launched an attack on a 62-year-old British woman inside the store. Without saying a word, he stabbed her and then he decapitated her.
He then walked outside with her bloody, severed head in his hands and threw it on the pavement before being subdued by security guards. Police say the man may be homeless and has a history of mental illness, having recently been released from the hospital in February after received treatment for violent behavior. He did not know the woman he attacked, she was just at the wrong place at the wrong time.
People who witnessed the attack had to treated for shock, and from some of the stories they are telling, it’s perfectly understandable. One minute you are shopping for trinkets while on vacation on a Spanish island, the next a severed head is rolling towards you down the sidewalk.
One witness described a chilling scene: “I thought someone had fainted or something and walked on, then I heard screaming and looked behind and saw a scruffy, unkempt man of about mid 20s holding a head by the hair,” Colin Kirby said. “It had blood on it and I thought at first it was a sick joke stunt, the man was muttering and shouting…It looked like he was carrying a prop from the CLASH OF THE TITANS but then I realized it wasn’t a joke.”
Kirby is a man after my own heart. No matter the circumstance, always ready with a movie reference.
Arona is a popular town on the Spanish resort island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands. It is located 10 miles from the popular beach resort of Los Christianos. Of course none of that means anything, really. I just thought it would be a nice to end this horrific article with some geography in case you aren’t able to watch the following video.Tags: Crime, Decapitation, Machete, mental illness, Murder, Spain