Doctor gives stripper a hand — literally
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A doctor pleaded guilty on Thursday to stealing a severed hand, which he gave to a stripper who displayed it in her New Jersey apartment.
Ahmed Rashed faces five years probation for stealing the hand in 2002 from a cadaver at a New Jersey medical school, an assistant prosecutor for Middlesex County said on Thursday.
Rashed practices medicine at a hospital in Los Angeles and stole the hand while studying in New Jersey, the prosecutor said.
The woman kept the hand in a jar of formaldehyde in her apartment where it was discovered by police during an unrelated investigation.
Doesn’t that just ask all kinds of questions? Why the hell did a stripper want a hand? It has really grisly story possibilities.
I believe the awesome Carrie Lofty answered my question about the sludgy Indian dish I want. I’m pretty sure it was mushroom saag. Mmm. Now I’ve run down a place called Restaurante Tandoor, but it’s in Polanco, which is a fair drive from my house. However, the VDH only sighed a little bit when I said I really want Indian food. He’s home with me today because Monday is a national holiday and his family all left the city today for the Superbowl. They go every year, and he figures if nobody else is working, he gets an extra day off too.
He looked at me for a minute. “Today?”
I gave the puppy eyes. “Yeah. Please?”
Since he knows perfectly well what time of the month it is, he put on his happy face. “Right. Today. We’ll go today.”
I heard the sigh as he went up the stairs. I’ll let you know how Indian food fares in Mexico. But it almost has to be today because we’re heading out of the city for the weekend and my craving will have past by the time we get back. We’re leaving tomorrow morning for Puebla, staying at the gorgeous Camino Real. It was built in 1542 and used to be a convent. It’s been gloriously restored and I can’t wait to explore. We’re taking the kids to the Safari Zoo, located near Puebla, a totally open safari / zoo experience. Me, I’m more excited about the hotel. Check this out.
Simply gorgeous. I’ve never been to Puebla, so I’m excited about that as well. I understand there’s a good amount of handmade silver jewelry, probably from the mines at Taxco.
So that’s what I’ll be doing this weekend. What about you?