The Bus Decapitation Story Is True, In Canada!
Monday, 20 May 2013 01:51
Now that Thanksgiving is over, we can return to the rumors of modern-day decapitation that appear to be on the rise. We previously shared this story about the Chinese man who decapitated a fellow passenger on a bus, then eats his intestines:
In a show of power, a Chinese man stabs a white male on a bus 50 times. The bus had over 30 passengers but it was filled with cowards as no one helped the slain victim. As a show of power the Chinese man held up the head of the white victim and roared at the crowd. To power up he recharged by gobbling up the intestines. As he devoured the victim like a Tiger finishing off his prey, the crowd's jaw dropped in astonishment.
Urban Myth reader Barbara K. sends this news item with a very similar story about a bus ride that ended with a bloody stabbing and a vicious decapitation. Barbara writes:
Unfortunately, there might be some truth in this one. Here is a bit of a news story from July of 2008. It was real. Very very real.
If it makes our Canadian readers feel any better, unlike the Chinese man, at least the Canadian killer didn't eat the victim.
40-year-old suspect held in gruesome Manitoba bus killing--CBC News
Passenger decapitated, witnesses say; story contains graphic details
Passenger Cody Olmstead, 21, told CBC News he had smoked a cigarette earlier in the trip with the victim, whom he described as a man in his late teens or early 20s. The victim got on the bus in Edmonton, he said.
"I never took the time to know him, but he seemed to be OK, right, just a kid," said Olmstead, a Nova Scotia man who had been taking the bus from Alberta to Montreal.
"He just said he was going to Winnipeg … going home, that's where he was from."
Garnet Caton, who was sitting in the seat in front of the victim, said he saw the attacker stab his seatmate, a young man sleeping with his headphones on.
Caton said he heard a "blood-curdling scream" and turned around to see the attacker holding a large "Rambo" hunting knife above the victim, "continually stabbing him in the chest area."
"He must have stabbed him 50 times or 60 times," said Caton.
"Like, just everywhere, arms, legs, neck, chest, guts, wherever he could swing it, he got it," said Olmstead.
"It looked kind of like a scuffle or an argument, you know, and then somebody's, like, 'Knife! Knife! Run!' so I was running up the alleyway, slapping people telling them to get going, move, get off the bus. I got pushed over, some lady got pushed over, I was just making sure everybody was OK, and we all got off the bus," said Olmstead
As panicked passengers fled the bus, "the attacker was over top of the victim … continually cutting him. I think the victim was gone at that point," Caton said.
Trio tried to check on victim
Caton, the driver and a trucker who had stopped at the scene later boarded the vehicle to see if the victim was still alive.
"When we came back on the bus, it was visible at the end of the bus he was cutting the guy's head off and pretty much gutting him up," said Caton.
The attacker ran at them, Caton said, and they ran out of the bus, holding the door shut as he tried to slash at the trio.
When the attacker tried to drive the bus away, the driver disabled the vehicle, Caton said.
"While we were watching the door, he calmly walks up to the front with the head in his hand and the knife and just calmly stares at us and drops the head right in front of us," said Caton.