Two hitmen were arrested for planning to castrate and assassinate Justin Bieber after a New York concert.
The National Post reported:
After New Mexico police revealed they’d uncovered an alleged murder-for-hire plot to kill Justin Bieber, the Canadian pop star’s management has released a statement saying they take “every precaution to protect and insure the safety of Justin and his fans.”
News of the bizarre assassination plot made news around the world Wednesday after Albuquerque’s KRQE reported that Mark Staake, 41, and his nephew Tanner Ruane, 23, had allegedly been hired to castrate and murder the singer.
The puppet master behind the scheme is Dana Martin — currently serving a 978-year term for rape and murder — who allegedly turned to Staake in Las Cruces prison, offering him a $2,500 bounty for each of Bieber’s testicles, according to a police affidavit.
The alleged plot was planned right down to the paisley tie that would be used to strangle the star. The tie was important because it’s what Martin had used in his last murder, the affidavit claims. After the strangulation, the two men were to carry out the castration.
Staake and Ruane were allegedly going to strike after Bieber’s New York City concert at Madison Square Garden in November.
When police arrested the would-be hitmen in Vermont on outstanding warrants last month, Ruane was found to be in possession of a set of Fiskars DuraSharp garden shears.
That is just nuts.