UNION COUNTY, SC – A man in South Carolina has been arrested after botching an illegal tattoo for a woman who wanted a tattoo of her stillborn baby on her arm.
Leshannon McBeth has a few tattoos already, but decided she wanted to get another on her upper arm of her stillborn baby. She went to Jody Rector, a friend of her cousin, who said he was a licensed tattoo artist and would give her what she wanted for $150. After paying, McBeth says that the work he was doing did not look anything like her stillborn infant and asked that he make it look like her older son instead.
Rector agreed, but what McBeth ended up with is a tattoo that she says looks like Frankenstein’s monster. I think it looks like Betty Boop, but either way, it was a mess. Rector refused to refund McBeth her money, and she found out Rector wasn’t even licensed to tattoo in South Carolina. On top of that, the tattoo became infected and would not stop bleeding. McBeth ended up going to the doctor and was prescribed a round of antibiotics. Jody Rector? He damn near killed her!
Rector was arrested Thursday morning and charged with illegal tattooing. But he isn’t the only one who found themselves in some legal trouble over the tattoo. I’m guessing that after his arrest, Rector was released later that same night. I say this because McBeth got herself charged after she called 911 to report she was chasing after a car Rector was in, at speeds of more than 100 miles per hour. Police were able to pull over McBeth and she told them she had lost the car but gave them the car’s license plate number.
Police traced the plate to Robert Grant, a friend of Rector’s who said he had picked Rector up at a gas station and noticed a woman following him. His attempts to ditch her is what led to the high speed chase. Police determined Grant was driving on a suspended license and charged him. McBeth was charged with reckless driving.
Enjoy the following video. God knows I did — especially the part when the reporter laughs when LeShannon tells him what she thinks the tattoo looks like.Tags: Crime, Jody rector, Leshannon McBeth, South Carolina, tattoo