You’d expect survivors of a werewolf encounter to describe an assailant covered in fur, with big teeth and long claws. Appearance aside, their stories would emphasise the creature’s supernatural strength, resistance to pain and uncontrollable, animalistic behaviour. In the case of a man who attacked people on the streets in the Czech Republic, he clearly didn’t look the part but certainly acted the part. Could he have been a werewolf? He said he was.
Obviously not believing in the subtle, our “werewolf” targeted an unsuspecting family living in Kladno and woke the whole damn neighborhood in the process. After climbing to a first-floor balcony where the family lived, the werewolf dove through a pair of glass doors. Eager to find an easier target and now covered in blood, the werewolf abandoned his prey and ran down into the street chasing after people.
Did I mention he was naked? (Of course, he was.)
Police reacted quickly and upon arrival could be heard shouting at the man in the released CCTV footage. The werewolf was determined to continue his reign of terror, smashing car windows, denting vehicles and smearing a police cruiser in blood.
Finally, the police subdued the naked werewolf man, but the story doesn’t stop there. Once behind bars, the werewolf continued his rampage, smashing everything in the cell. At some point, he stopped long enough to give a blood sample, but the results indicated he wasn’t drunk. The werewolf is currently undergoing a psychological evaluation.
One explanation for his behavior is clinical lycanthropy, the medical condition that skeptics falsely attribute to the rise of the werewolf legend. It’s also possible this naked, delusional man was attempting to become an actual werewolf by rubbing some hallucinogenic salve on his body.