Kentucky Man: I Was Forced to Eat My Beard
Though he escaped serious injury, Harvey Westmoreland says he only managed to get away -- without the hair on his chin -- after he and his brother were ambushed by two men interested in purchasing a mower.
The strange ordeal occurred in Lawrenceburg in May, when former friends Troy Holt and James Hill showed up drunk to discuss buying the grass cutter from Westmoreland and his brother, according to KSDK.com.
"Troy offered to buy it from me for $250. I paid $20 for it. He thought I was trying to cheat him," Westmoreland told the press. "One thing led to another, and before I knew it, there were knives and guns and everything just went haywire."
That's when Holt and Hill allegedly shaved Westmoreland's beard and put a knife to his brother's neck.
"They cut my beard and forced me to eat it," Westmoreland said.
The two men released the brothers but said they would kill them if they contacted police, according to Westmoreland.
The brothers alerted authorities, who arrested Holt and Hill. They pleaded guilty and are expected to be fined and sentenced to supervision diversion on Tuesday, according to Lex18.com.
Read more at KSDK.com and Lex18.com.