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A News of the Weird Classic (December 1999)



Saskatchewan physician John Schneeberger, then 31, implanted a thin, 6-inch tube of someone else's blood in his own arm in order to beat a DNA test after two female patients had accused him of rape. He cut open his bicep, inserted the tube, and pushed it down to the crook of the arm from which blood is usually drawn. Thus, "his" DNA didn't match the rapist's, and the cases were closed. However, one victim later hired a private detective, who exposed the scam, and Schneeberger was convicted in 1999 (though he maintained that he was forced into the deception because someone had framed him by breaking into his house and stealing a used condom). (Update: Schneeberger served four years in prison and was deported to his native South Africa.)

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