Victimless Crime Files:Dusthead Father Eats Child’s Eyes Out of His Head!

This story is absolutely awful. I think drug users are inherently dangerous to those around them (just as drunks are) so legalization advocates will need to explain to me why a case like this would have ended better if drug prohibition ended:

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — “It was pretty bizarre,” said neighbor Ramon Rodriguez.

Rodriguez was one of the first to discover 34-year-old Angelo Mendoza on April 28 after police said Mendoza bit an eyeball out of his 4-year-old son’s face and ate it.

“The guy was crazy. Real bug-eyed; he had to be on drugs,” said Rodriguez.

Court documents said neighbors checked on Mendoza’s son, Angelo Jr., after they noticed the father acting nervously and fleeing from his east Bakersfield apartment in his wheelchair. Inside, they found little Angelo naked and bleeding. Police said the boy had numerous bites to his hands and his eyes were swollen shut. Doctors said the boy’s left eye and muscle were completely missing. His other eye was mutilated beyond repair. The boy told them, “My daddy ate my eyes out.” Rodriguez said meanwhile Mendoza approached him at a neighbor’s vacant house down the street.

Rodriguez said the boy’s father wheeled himself into the front yard and asked Rodriguez to play with him and a pet dog. He was wearing boxers and a sweater. When Rodriguez refused, Mendoza got off his wheelchair and dragged himself into a back yard, where he found an ax.

By then Mendoza had stripped naked. He chained himself to a tree in the back yard and began hacking at his leg with a pickax while yelling incoherently.

“He told me to look into the sun and pray with him. I was kinda scared for a minute,” said Rodriguez.

Then Rodriguez jumped on Mendoza and wrestled the ax away.

Rodriguez goes on to say he would have let this degenerate hack himself to death had he known what had happened to that poor little boy.

The “let’s stare at the sun and pray” thing is interesting (to Comparative Religion nerds like me) because although it’s likely just the drugs talking California is home to a resurgent Aztec style folk religion movement. Asatruar from the area have often noted this, most famously Stephen McNallen whose short essay on the subject was gleefully reprinted by pro-Aztlan racists as evidence of their ancestral demon gods (like Tlaloc to whom children were tortured to death in a gruesomely evil festival called Atlcahualo) are overtaking Christianity/Paganism/Afro-diaspora religions (like Voodoo and Santeria) the latter two of which have enjoyed decades of prosperity on the West Coast.

Clearly drugs and babies don’t mix, and if you throw Chicano nationalist Aztec revivalism into the mix you have a recipe for disaster. It is more likely though that this fiend was working purely off the drugs and whatever fevered dream of Lovecraftian horror they produced. In any case the idea that decriminalizing drug use as a way to lesson crime clearly ignores the truth about drug users and how much damage they inflict on those around them, sometimes literally. Had he had an intervention of some type before this, his boy would never have went through this.

h/t Parents Behaving Badly

Update: Via Dreamin’ Demon we have a video report that does the seemingly impossible. It makes the story seem worse.

Stick with it until the end where they talk about the fathers long history of criminality including charges of Cruelty to a Child in the recent past. Worse, the child’s mother showed up before the assault and was begged by the child to take him away because he was terrified of his degenerate father. She left him there obviously:

Update: Via StephenLoneWolf another report with an interview with Mendoza

10 thoughts on “Victimless Crime Files:Dusthead Father Eats Child’s Eyes Out of His Head!

  1. Rob Taylor,

    You Wrote,

    This story is absolutely awful. I think drug users are inherently dangerous to those around them (just as drunks are) so legalization advocates will need to explain to me why a case like this would have ended better if drug prohibition ended:

    I agree.

  2. OMGs…. that poor little boy…

    Rob, as you know, I don’t normally openly condone violence against others, but I’m right there with Mr. Rodriguez in thinking that letting this guy hack himself to bits would have been fitting.

    I’ve had these discussions with my husband on occasion (we don’t see eye-to-eye on it), and reading shit like this just makes me feel more steadfast in my belief that legalization would not do anything to end drug-related crime.

  3. This is just sickening. I’ve had this on my mind for a couple of days now, trying to figure out the how and why something like this could happen, even under the influence of drugs. Seeing as how this might point to an involvement in a reconstrucitonist brand of the ancient Aztec religion, I’m wondering if he might have got it in his head that he could “see” what they child could see if he ate his eyes in some kind of bloody Aztec ritualistic fashion. Not that that would even begin to form some kind of excuse for this, but when you read something this hideous, I guess its natural for a human mind as a kind of coping mechanism to search for some kind of reason for even the most insanely senseless of events.

  4. I’ve been following this story for a couple of days now only to see the little boy’s precious face and I couldn’t imagine what kind of monster of a man would do such a thing–and when I read that the father may have been under the influence of PCP, I no longer questioned how anyone can commit such an heinous crime. PCP, which is what the father was presumably on at the time of the offense, is a dangerous drug when coupled with a person’s tendency to become violent. It is never going to be legalized in the US.

    For those who like to blame “liberals” with their “legalization” of marijuana specifically, I would like to point out the figures below. The leading 2 causes of deaths by drugs in 2005 are legal drugs consumed by mostly “conservatives” for recreational use. Btw, which are legal because they are taxable and for no other reason.

    TOBACCO …………………… 400,000
    ALCOHOL …………………… 100,000
    ALL LEGAL DRUGS ………….20,000
    ALL ILLEGAL DRUGS ……….15,000
    CAFFEINE …………………….2,000
    ASPIRIN ………………………500
    MARIJUANA …………………. 0
    Source: United States government…
    National Institute on Drug Abuse,
    Bureau of Mortality Statistics

    Conservatives/Liberals/Democrats/Republicans….can’t you see? THIS IS DIVIDE AND CONQUER AT ITS BEST.

    I hope this little boy is placed in a home where he can feel safe and loved — away from both of his idiotic parents.

  5. I have hundreds of stories on this site of pot smokers killing some one. Your stats are of overdoses and don’t take into account hospitalizations for dependency (which I was shocked to see has increased for marijuana, but that may be because of a more doctor reliant culture) or accidents caused by being high. How many DWI’s are with pot for example?

    Not to mention the study recently done in England that showed that long term or chronic users Marijuana mimicked symptoms of schizophrenia. Here’s a .pdf on all the relevant research, the Nemisis Study in 2002 is of particular interest. That’s a concern as well.

    Look, you can’t overdose on hot dogs but does that mean you’ll not suffer any consequences if you eat them every day?

    The drug culture produces bad parents, immature people and criminals. Even when it’s legal this will be the same, as your own views on alcohol surely point out that heavy drinkers are a drain on the rest of society. My point is if being a drunk s bad, why is being a pothead different?

  6. Personally it is crazy to even bring pot heads into this question. I was once a pot head in my earlier years and I never heard of anything like this. On top of that all my friends were potheads and they never had hallucinations. I do believe pot is bad for you and I gave it up 7 years ago because its hard on your liver and lungs, but PCP is alot harder than pot and same with acid or crack. The worst drugs you can get these days are not on the streets, they are from the doctors office. Legal Pharmeceuticals are responsible for more deaths and complications even influencing depression and leading to suicide. I have friends who are pharmacists and they wont take the drugs they fill for customers. I know a nurse who wants to leave her field of healthcare because of the drugs she has to give to patients even when she knows in her mind that they are not in the benefit of the patient and may be harmful. Too be honest these drugs are no better than street drugs in certain circumstances and I would agree with pot legalization if alcohol is to stay legal. I dont drink or smoke and I could care less if all drugs were illegal. At this point we might as well make sugar and caffeine illegal also so peoples children stop acting crazy LOL!

  7. i’m sorry this is totally perfect.
    Nom nom nom!

    yeah though seriously its awful.
    child abuse is terrible. /:
    drugs just fuck people up.

    shit happens when you party naked.

  8. This is beyond sick. i hope that tool fries like a egg in a hot pan. GRRR That poor lil boy. I pray there is family available that can give this boy what he truly needs love and care without drugs involved.

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