In a bizarre yet textbook story out of Florida, a 74-year-old man was arrested after performing and botching an in-home castration on a man he met on the dark web. According to authorities, Gary Van Ryswyk called in an emergency after the castration procedure he had just performed on a man caught a snag.
When police and emergency personnel arrived, they found the victim on the floor with a towel near his pelvic area that was soaked in blood. Authorities also retrieved containers that presumably contained the victim’s body parts in addition to a camera set up to record the castration and a variety of medication.
When questioned by police, Ryswyk said that the two met on a site that was geared toward people with a castration fetish. He told the victim that he had experience in castration after performing the procedure on animals as well as removing one of his own testicles.
Authorities arrested the 74-year-old and charged him with practicing medicine without a license resulting in bodily injury which is a second-degree felony. Ryswyk’s bond is set at $250,000.