A 52-year-old man in eastern Croatia was recently arrested on suspicion of collecting numerous human penises and keeping them in jars in his home.
The man, whose name has not been released, worked as a nurse at a hospital in the city Slavonski Brod, according to Gawker. When police officials raided his home, they discovered that the man hoarded many jars of human penises in jars with formaldehyde. He now faces up to two years in prison for criminal charges.
The man, nicknamed the “penis collector” was caught by authorities earlier this week. It is unclear how officials learned about the crime. The suspect did not have any criminal charges and had not been known for suspicious behavior at his workplace.
“On behalf of all employees of the hospital, I have to say that we are very unpleasantly surprised by an event that threw a shadow over this hospital,” said a hospital spokesperson. “Our apologies to families of the deceased.”
Though authorities are not sure how the man obtained the penises, some suspect that they were taken from dead bodies at the hospital.