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Killed For Fat

A Peruvian gang that allegedly killed people and drained fat from their corpses for use in cosmetics may have been inspired by a grisly Andean legend.

Hilarió Cudeña Simon, the alleged ringleader, linked the crimes to tales of demonic assassins, known as Pishtacos, who purportedly waylaid victims in pre-Columbian times, police said.


I'm with the Fight Club people on this one, in terms of comparisons. It's what immediately came to mind when i read the headline.

This Pishtaco guy sounds pretty awful. Why do all legends have to be gruesome or frightening? Why can't legends ever be about bugbears having tea and sprinkling glitter all over the pretty flowers?

By min | December 1, 2009, 1:28 PM | Ummm... Other?