May 3, 2010
Dallas man steals foot from Jewish corpse
A Dallas man stole a foot from a corpse in a Jewish cemetery.
Daniel Wayne Staley, 18, will be charged with abuse of a human corpse, the Dallas Morning News reported. Staley, who was out on bail for threatening to blow up a Dallas-area office building in March, was being held last Friday in Dallas County Jail.
Staley suffers from schizophrenia and refuses to take his medicine, his mother told the newspaper.
Early last Friday morning, Staley approached police officers, showed them the foot and told them he had taken the foot from a “Jew girl.” He took the police officers to the Tiferet Israel Agudas Achim Cemetery and showed them the grave he had dug up. The corpse was of someone who died in 1941, according to the newspaper.
Police do not believe the action was a hate crime.