Man arrested in Wasco for allegedly eating leg from victim of fatal train accident

Resendo Tellez faces charges of mutilating human remains.

A man was arrested on Friday after appearing to carry and eat a body part from someone who was killed by a train in Wasco. 

Video circulated on social media showing the incident. 


The big picture: The Kern County Sheriff’s Office said Resendo Tellez, 27, was arrested on Friday following a train collision. 

  • A pedestrian was hit by a train at the Amtrak Station in Wasco. 
  • According to KBAK, Tellez was arrested on multiple outstanding warrants and for taking evidence from the scene. 
  • He is charged with removing or mutilating human remains. 
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