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Man, 21, eats his own feces in an attempt to get out of jail

By Mason White 12:18 PM March 2, 2014
David Blanchard 

By: Anika Rao
A man was arrested after stealing a pair of sneakers.

However, he did not like being in jail, so he ate his own feces in an attempt to be freed.

According to the Framingham Police, David Blanchard, 21, of Massachusetts, was initially arrested after he allegedly stole a pair of sneakers from a Kohl’s department store.

After he was taken to the police station, Blanchard was allowed to make a phone call. However, he refused to follow protocol and inform the person he was calling that the conversation would be recorded.

Blanchard became angry when officers disconnected the call. He pushed the officer against a wall and tried to escape from prison.

Another officer was injured during the incident before Blanchard was eventually overpowered by officers and placed in a cell. Once inside the cell, Blanchard reportedly tried to strangle himself with his own shirt.

When officers entered the cell to take his shirt, Blanchard resisted. Officers were forced to tase him in order to take the shirt so he doesn’t kill himself.

Angry that the officers had taken his shirt, Blanchard defecated into his hands, and smeared feces onto a security camera and walls of his cell. He was then transferred to a second cell where he continued to smear his feces.

When an officer told Blanchard that his antics were not going to win him a trip to the hospital, Blanchard became agitated. That’s when he allegedly placed a ball of feces into his mouth and began to chew on it.

This did get him to the hospital. Blanchard was transported to MetroWest Medical Center for a mental health evaluation. He was discharged from the hospital a short time later and was transported back to his cell.

He was booked into jail on charges of shoplifting, two counts of assault and battery on a police officer, and for wanton destruction of property.