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Bogus witchdoctor jailed for fraud after claiming ability to cure blind man with LSD

By chillinwill, Mar 25, 2010 | Updated: Mar 25, 2010 | | |
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    A BOGUS witchdoctor has been jailed for fraud after claiming to be able to cure a desperate blind man with LSD-laced gherkins.

    Jobless hairdresser Patrick Baecker, 35, posed as a mystic healer who could make victim Axel Pfeffer see again for £20,000.

    A court in Fehmarn, Germany, heard how the former motorcyclist had tried everything to restore his sight after losing it in a crash.

    But instead the crooked crimper fed him mini gherkins — also known as Cornichons — laced with powerful mind-bending hallucinogenic drugs to induce visions.

    Prosecutors told the hairdresser: "Recklessly and treacherously, you used the disabled man's trust to pay off a debt."

    Judge Markus Faerber told him before jailing him for eight months: "You are a hairdresser, not a shaman."


    March 24, 2010
    The Sun
    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2905644/Mystics-LSD-gherkin-for-blind.html

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  1. Chron-chroN
    Re: Bogus witchdoctor jailed for fraud after claiming ability to cure blind man with

    While this is a rather sick thing to do to someone, I can't help but wonder how much he was charging for his "treatments"...
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