Crime Scene Cleaners Share The Most Bizarre Thing They've Ever Witnessed On The Job
CSI was a fun show, but don't you ever wonder the things real CSIs must see on a daily basis?
Crime scenes are crazy places. The rules of society have been broken and the lengths that that person would have gone to to create that breach are probably insane.
And these people deal with it every day.
Here were some of those answers.
Warning: NSFW. Trigger warnings: violence, death, blood, guts, suicide.
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My best friend used to have this job. Most of the bizarre stuff was cleaning up suicides. Found a guys full in tact mustache across the room. One guy tried to kill himself by shooting his stomach with a small caliber pistol, he didn't die immediately so he wrote tons of whacked out stuff on the walls with his blood, then finished the job.
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I don't clean them for a living but had to clean a few apartments when my uncle managed an apartment complex.
We had one tenant OD on heroin. He sat there for roughly three weeks before anyone noticed the smell. They took his body and left it to us to clean up.There were little dry droplets of vomit all over the ceiling right above where he died and to top it off he basically liquified and left on the concrete foundation underneath the carpet.
I thought that sh*t was left to a professional team, but I guess it's optional and if you don't want to pay for it.
It Keeps Getting Worse And Weirder
Came into a home to find a man who had attempted to commit suicide by putting a pistol under his jaw but failed/had a second thought. He ended up having to crawl 5ft away to where he had thrown the pistol after only blowing the left side of his face off to finish the job.
Another time we had a husband who had caught his wife cheating and had turned on the garbage disposal and forced her arm down it. Massive hemorrhaging, but unfortunately she was D.O.A. Husband ended up with a self inflicted shotgun wound.
PSA: People really don't understand just how messy a shotgun can make things. Think the hulk smashing a blood and brain filled pinata.
And this one was more weird than anything but here goes: Older gentleman we were called to after police performed a wellness check late 70's. Nice house, nice foreign car in the driveway. Pictures of prayers and crosses all over the house. We had into the bedroom and there he is naked except for what I assume was one of those sexy nun Halloween costumes? Honestly I don't know but he ended up having a heart attack mid pleasure time while choking himself with a rosary. Definitely one of the weirdest things I ever saw during my time working the box.
That's You All Over
Was dispatched to a vehicle vs pedestrian call a couple months ago, and when we arrived on scene it was like something out of a movie. Dude was running across a fairly busy four lane road and was hit by a car traveling about 55mph, after his head went through the windshield of the first vehicle he then proceeded to be thrown into the opposite lane and was ran over and drug about 20 yards by another vehicle. Once the coroner was on scene with traffic investigations we proceeded to pick up his organs bit by bit. It was a fantastic anatomy lesson.
A Scene From Final Destination
A friend of mine is a firefighter and he told me about a scene of a wreck he showed up too.
When he arrived there was a corvette smashed under a trailer of and 18-wheeler. When they finally pulled the two apart, the driver of the corvettes body was was intact in the front seat with cell phone in hand. Meanwhile his head was in the back seat.
Turns out he had been going at least 70mph while texting and didn't realize there was a red light and rammed into the back of an 18-wheeler.
Popping A Blood Vessel
An older gentleman ordered a lady of the night for a good time back at his hotel. Popped some Viagra and while they were doing the deed something in his penis ruptured. Blood on the bed, floor, almost every wall, little on the ceiling and a ton on the bathroom mirror. It looked like Dexter's playground. The guy survived. I guess the injury wasn't as bad as the scene would suggest but holy hell was that an intense job
You Didn't Exactly *Help*
So.... I work in healthcare. Crazy stuff comes in all the time. One time a woman came in who was shot in the vagina. She was dirty, in only a bra.
Turns out she was drinking with her bf and another guy. She and the bf got into a fight. Like.... Serious fight. The bf starts choking her out. So the friend runs upstairs, grabs a gun, and tries to shoot out the legs of the bf. Well, he missed and shot her instead.
Took a bit of explaining to clear that up.
He Couldn't Moo-ve In Time
My job is to clear landmines. I clean war crimes, you can say (yea, bit of a stretch, i know...).
Recently a cow had walked into a minefield in our area of operations, and stepped on a small anti-personnel mine. However, this mine was boosted by having been buried on top of a directional fragmentation mine (gamers and soldiers, think "claymore", but but bigger!).
The cow had literally been split in half, with cow intestines spread all over the area and hanging from trees like Hannibal's christmas ornaments.
Capitalism Is Wild
I had a resident in the apartment building I managed pass away. He drank himself to death. In his tiny 300sq ft studio, there wasn't a place on the floor where the beer cans didn't cover 2-3 deep. At 10 cents each in Oregon for recycling, I made $75.
Ex once told me of a scene she arrived at, wasnt a crime scene just a guy had died (heart attack i think) at the table whilst eating and been left to rot as nobody called on him. She said the body had bloated and leaked everywhere over the course of month or so but the most disturbing part was the eggo waffle on the plate in front of him was in perfect condition.
If you or someone you know is struggling, you can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
To find help outside the United States, the International Association for Suicide Prevention has resources available at https://www.iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/
We are told that, if you're not confident, you should just "fake it til you make it."
This is great--in theory. In practice, sometimes "faking it" can have extremely real and terrible consequences, which these people found out the hardest of hard ways.