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