A college student caught who was caught biting a man’s face after stabbing the victim and his wife is adamant he was not on drugs as was suspected.
Austin Harrouff taunted the horrified officers who responded to the home of John Stevens and Michelle Mishcon — whom the 19-year-old fatally attacked in the garage of their Florida home last week.
According to a statement from Martin County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Trisha Kukuva, Harrouff told deputies at the scene:
“Test me. You won’t find any drugs.”
Though blood tests showed no signs of methamphetamine, cocaine, or heroin, in the teen’s system, the FBI is conducting toxicology tests to see if Harrouff was under the influence of hallucinogenic drugs like flakka or bath salts — where users are more likely to become irrationally violent.
Interestingly, in his most recent YouTube video, Harrouff talks about weightlifting — and not needing drugs to get yoked.
The sheriff’s office confirmed that Harrouff will be charged with two counts of first-degree murder for the middle aged couple’s death, and one count of attempted first-degree murder for the stabbing of the couple’s neighbor Jeff Fisher.
Fisher reportedly suffered multiple wounds when he tried to step in, and was bit in the abdomen by Harrouff before calling 911.
Harrouff is currently in stable condition at a local hospital, where he is recovering after deputies had to use a police dog and taser gun to subdue him at the scene.
Officials say that the Florida State student was growling like a dog and had abnormal strength — as several cops were needed to pull him off Stevens.
The statement added that though Harrouff is still heavily medicated and unable to be interviewed by investigators, he is expected to be released from the hospital next week.
This is so scary, especially since the crime was seemingly committed for no reason at all. We hope investigators figure out any missing parts of the puzzle so justice can be served.
[Image via YouTube.]