A California man has been arrested after horrified officers allegedly caught him eating his own grandmother.
Police said Dwayne Wallick, 37, was discovered at about 2pm on Monday straddling his 90-year-old grandma, Ruby Wallick, and “digging into her flesh” in Richmond after they were called to the home for a disturbance.
They had received reports a man was standing over a woman’s body covered in blood.
Officers said when they entered the home, they ordered Mr Wallick to stop what he was doing, but he continued to attack the dead woman.
Mr Wallick was subdued by police with a taser before he was arrested on suspicion of murder.
A physical altercation was required to handcuff him.
Ms Wallick was said to have “missing pieces of flesh” when paramedics arrived and she was declared dead at the scene.
Her grandson was admitted to hospital for treatment of some injuries.
Police said it was unclear if the woman was killed before they found her grandson allegedly eating her.
They are investigating whether drug use played a role.