Posted on March 25, 2024

California Man Is Arrested After ‘Taking Severed LEG From Train Crash Scene’

Will Potter, Daily Mail, March 24, 2024

Horrifying footage captured the moment a man held a human leg after the limb was severed in a train accident.

Stunned onlookers filmed from the road as Rosendo Tellez, 27, allegedly picked up the leg, sniffed it and waved it around on the streets of Wasco, California.

Kern County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Tellez near the railroad tracks on misdemeanor charges of removing body parts from an area that is not a cemetery.

It came after an unidentified person was struck by an Amtrak train on Friday morning, instantly killing them and severing their leg. Investigations into the death are ongoing.

In the footage of the moment of alleged cannibalization, several sheriff’s vehicles descended on the Amtrack railroad tracks.

It appeared that the area was still active from when the person was struck by the train, which came shortly after 8am.

The man, identified by cops as Tellez, strolled casually down the street while grasping the leg in one hand.

He then bent over and sniffed the leg, wiped his mouth, and swung it around while officers closed in on the sickening episode.

Officials said Tellez was arrested without incident, and was found to have several outstanding warrants.

Railroad company Burlington Northern Santa confirmed to ABC23 one of their trains was involved in the fatal collision.

They said the person was hit while standing in front of an Amtrak platform, however the investigation is still ongoing.

Tellez remains in custody, and is scheduled to be in court on March 26.