I don’t know what’s more shocking, the fact a psychopath would pose as Bring Me The Horizon front man Oli Sykes to lure fans into the woods and murder them, or that some chick would actually fall for it.
According to Mail Online David Russel, a 20 year old McDonalds employee from Northampton, used facebook to pose as Sykes where he then somehow convinced 19 year old Maricar Benedicto from California to actually fly to England to meet him. That part I can almost understand falling for, but get this: After meeting with Russel (left) she still didn’t realize it wasn’t the real Sykes (who looks like this, by the way) and agreed to go into the woods alone with this dude! It gets better (or worse). Prosecutor Christopher Donnelllan recounts what happened next:
He asked her to sit down on a fallen tree trunk and said he was going to blindfold her and said she would get a surprise or a present. He stood behind her, blindfolded her, asked her to put her head back, and her arms up. She did so with her palms up, entirely trusting him. Although she did not see any implement because of the blindfold, the next thing she felt was her neck being sliced. She jumped up and the blindfold fell off. She turned and saw he was taking a knife from his backpack. She turned to run away but he caught up and stabbed her in the back. The victim was then stabbed three more times, hit in the face with a log, and headbutted.
Gnarly, eh? Who in this day and age would fall for that shit?! The good news is that she got away and Russel has been subsequently jailed for kidnap and attempted murder. You can get the full story here.
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