Gilberto Valle: NYPD Officer Charged In Cannibalism Plot

    October 25, 2012
    Amanda Crum

A New York police officer has been charged in connection with a plot to allegedly kidnap more than 100 women for the purpose of eating them, officials say.

In what is definitely the strangest case of cannibalism we’ve heard this week, Gilberto Valle III was caught after he allegedly held conversations online regarding his plans, which included his girlfriend, who was referred to as “tasty” looking.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly released a statement about the arrest:

This is a bizarre case. We suspended the officer immediately upon his arrest, and a review is now underway to determine whether there was anything in his background that should have alerted the department to his alleged proclivities. I want to commend the NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau detectives and FBI agents who worked jointly on this investigation.