Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Hannibal Lecter?

KSAT-12 reports on a convicted killer that started ranting in a courtroom. That's interesting enough, but what's weird is the mask that the judge made the man wear before allowing him to continue.

Here's a screen capture from KSAT's Web site:












Really, what use is that mask? Is it to prevent the prisoner from spitting? From seeing? Something else? If anyone knows, I'm truly curious.

6 comments:

Rob La Gesse said...

, it is to keep them from spitting. I've seen them used in hospitals as well. Seems people like to spit when they are pissed off :)

Kels said...

My theory... it's supposed to make him look like the starts of a human sized teddy bear...! Seriously... it looks like a teddy bear snout and it's all nice and round and FLUFFY looking...! ;-)

Albatross said...

Thanks, Rob. That was my initial guess, but I wasn't sure.

Dave said...

This usually happened to me when I was younger, the result of having two older brothers and plenty of Fruit of the Looms lying about.

And once convicted, he'll get to enjoy the fart game.

Kels said...

lol @ Dave! Makes me think of how a friend retaliated against her husband in an endless stream of pranks... after their long day... she asked how his lunch was... he said, "Good...*pause*... WHY?!" her answer: "Because I farted on your sandwich in your ziplocked bag..." Moral of the story? Don't tick off your wife... ;)

Albatross said...

Other moral of the story: Make your own lunch!