Man Arrested After Jars and Jars Of Human Penises Discovered In His Apartment

2273566473_e30cc4e95aBrace yourself because this story is truly horrifying.

A 52-year-old man nicknamed the “Penis Collector” has been arrested by police in Slavonski Brod, a small city in eastern Croatia, on suspicion of possessing a collection of human body organs.

The man was apprehended earlier this week. When authorities entered his apartment they found jars and jars of human penises soaking in formaldehyde.

According to sources, the man, whose name has not been released, works as a registered nurse at a city hospital. He has no criminal record and has been described by some as “a family man,” though others say he is an alcoholic who often showed up to work drunk.

“On behalf of all employees of the hospital, I have to say that we are very unpleasantly surprised by an event that threw a shadow over this hospital,” a hospital spokesperson said. “Our apologies to families of the deceased.”

It is unclear how exactly police learned about the “collection.” Also unclear is how the man got his hands on so many human penises, though it is believed they were cut off from the dead bodies of hospital patients.

The man, who has since been released from custody, now awaits criminal charges for disturbing the deceased, which has a maximum sentence of up to two years in jail.

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    I think he needs mental help more than jail.

  • Stache99

    He should donate some of the big ones to that penis museum in Iceland. Aren’t they in need of some human ones.

  • bjohnmasters

    So he took them all to a leathersmith, and asked the leathersmith to tan them and make him something. When he came back a few months later to see what the leathersmith had made him, he handed the guy a wallet.

    The guy says, “a wallet, that’s all you could make out of all those penises?” Leathersmith replies, “Well, I know it’s not much now, but rub it a few times, and it turns into a steamer trunk.”


  • molloy

    OK, so the pic alongside the article are actually pickled pig’s ears, I think. I had to make sure…

  • enlightenone

    @PARKAVMAN: A secure mental health facility!

  • enlightenone

    @molloy: Are you sure? Not that I would know what sliced penis look like especially in a jar!

  • Chris

    Why bother sending him for a mental evaluation? We already know what diagnosis is coming back: “Worst case of penis envy known to man.”

  • onthemark

    I’ve met a lot of “penis collectors” over the years, but at least they left them where they found them!

  • D P

    What a MORBID story!

    Thank you guys, for coming along with the levity, especially your comment @bjohnmasters: !

  • Desert Boy

    Queerty has outdone itself. This is the most disgusting post I’ve ever read on this site.

  • jd2222248

    No comment!

  • Bryguyf69

    @Desert Boy: Oh it’s not that bad since the victims were presumably dead. The gaping hole [no phallic pun intended] in this story is why no funeral home has said anything to the families or press.

    As for being disgusting, you’re lucky I’m not a Queerty blogger. When I was doing grad work in sexuality, we would try to out-gross each other by finding the most disgusting stories from reputable sources. My favorite was the The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology. I still remember the case of the elderly woman who was fisted to death on a cruise. And the 22 y/o gay man who showed up in the Emergency Room after giving himself a cement enema (for those who don’t know cement starts out as a liquid but becomes hard as rock). Then there was the man who tried to reattach his balls with staples after accidentally cutting it off while masturbating on factory machinery. And that poor Japanese teenager who calmly severed his penis after determining that masturbation interfered with his studies. The kid went about his week normally until a severe infection.

    I used to a file devoted to this stuff. Will provide some links in the next post…

  • Bryguyf69

    @Bryguyf69: h I forgot to mention that medical journals are usually chock full of photos. So many of the disgusting cases were well-illustrated too. Great diet aid. I used to love sushi rolls until I noticed how much they looked like the cross-section of a penis.

  • Bryguyf69

    @Bryguyf69: I forgot to mention that medical journals are usually chock full of photos. So many of the disgusting cases were well-illustrated too. Great diet aid. I used to love sushi rolls until I noticed how much they looked like the cross-section of a penis. In fact, my favorite seat in the medical library was just a feet away from the display of preserved genitalia. No intact specimens though, just sliced cross-sections.

  • Bryguyf69

    @Bryguyf69: Correction: according to some reports, the penis eaten by the 60 y/o woman was never proven to be human. As an aside, China has a restaurant devoted to dishes based on penises from various animals, including dog. Ironically, the owner’s first restaurant was in Atlanta, GA. Our local Asian market sells cow penises right next to steaks.

  • glitterbang

    And MY friends think I’M the oddball for having 6 assorted jars of Nutella on my shelf.

  • Bryguyf69


    …and if you really want to be disgusted, consider the curious case of Armin Meiwes. This well-publicized 2001 case brought up all kinds of ethical and legal questions — and grossed nearly everyone out. It concerns a German cannibal who advertised for “a well-built 18- to 30-year-old to be slaughtered and then consumed.” After settling on Bernd Brandes, they engaged in a ritual where Brandes insisted that Meiwes chew off his penis to be eaten together. That proved impossible, so Meiwes used a knife instead. Brandes tried to eat some of his own penis raw but it was too “chewy” so Meiwes fried the rest of it in salt, pepper, wine, garlic and some of Brandes’ own fat. By this time, Brandes was too weak to eat his own penis. He was sedated and was left in the bathtub to bleed for 3 hrs while Miewes read a Star Trek book. Afterwards, Miewes took him to a room specially prepped for butchering humans. After kissing Brandes, Miewes stabbed him in the throat and hung him on a meat hook where he ripped off Brandes’ flesh. This was stored in the freezer, and consumed over the next 10 months. He also attempted to ground the bones into flour.

    All of this was recorded on a 2 hr videotape, which was used as evidence during trial. In many ways, the tape actually helped the defendant by showing a willing and apparently satisfied victim. While never released, images are available on the Web (ANOTHER WARNING: IT’S PRETTY DISGUSTING, even to someone working in medicine like me). If I’m not mistaken, the two may have also had sex.

    Among the more interesting aspects are: 1) Brandes apparently lived a seemingly successful life, and even had a live in girlfriend. She said that they had a good sex life, but split up after he revealed his bisexuality. 2) Germany has no law against cannibalism. 3) Miewes had screened 5 candidates, including an Englishman, before settling on Brandes. 4) Miewes claims that Brandes spoke English well, and that after consuming him, his English improved.

    The ethical and legal questions are: If the victim was 100% willing and even insistent, i.e. he insisted that Miewes chew of his penis, was there a crime? Who was harmed? Some say that the tape even shows that the victim was happy and sexually fulfilled during the ordeal. And Miewes apparently did all he could to minimize the pain. Is cannibalism automatically a case for insanity? What if the victim was proven to be depressed? Can a depressed individual truly give consent? Do suicidal tendencies automatically disqualify you from giving consent? What if he was never suicidal, and only considered it for this incident?

    I won’t go into the trial and legal analyses here. You can find out more in the links below. Several fictionalized movies were also made.


    Here is a similar case, 10 years alter in 2013, where the cannibal was a 55 y/o married policeman who recently left his wife for another man. This victim was even more aggressive, actively advertising his desire to be eaten on the Internet.

  • tricky ricky

    holy moley! a veritable plethora of penis!

    • Stache99

      @Bryguyf69: They made a movie called Grimm Love about Armin Meiwes. It’s actually very good. Very disturbing of coarse too. There’s an actual underground of people that have a cannibalism fetish.

  • Dxley

    Well, someone likes penis.

  • boring

    Your sacrifice completes my Sanctuary of 1000 testicles.

  • northwest

    People are soooooo weird.

  • seaguy

    What as sick freak.

  • Sebizzar

    Just why -_-‘ Crap like this is why I’m afraid to meet men.

  • Bobby Christina Crawford

    Come on ..really…Can’t we come up with something more clever than The Penis Collector?

  • WillyBoy

    Disturbing the deceased? How about disturbing the living?

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