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Police officer admits to tickling dead bodies

By Mason White 6:42 AM April 13, 2015
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By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A police officer was suspended after he admitted to playing with dead bodies, police in California said.

35-year-old Aaron Stringer of the Bakersfield Police Department, has been placed on paid leave while authorities investigate the allegations.

Stringer said “tickle tickle” as he tickled the feet of 22-year-old Ramiro James Villegas, also known as James De La Rosa. Villegas was shot dead by police before Stringer tickled his feet.

When the body was taken to Kern Medical Center, Stringer asked a sheriff if she wanted to see the body. A nurse gave Stringer a password to open the morgue.

Stringer put on his gloves and pulled the sheet covering of the body to expose the head and upper body. He looked at the wounds in the body.

Stringer then touched the bottom of the feet and said “tickle tickle.” At that point, Stringer laughed and said that he loves playing with dead bodies.