This burly bodybuilder had roid-rage to the extreme, maybe mixed with a little mental disorder too.
It is said that steroid use can bring out other mental health issues. For this teenager, that was certainly the case. No regular Joe-blow gets the sudden urge to eat another person’s face and then beat them to a pulp.
This young 19-year-old adult was no ordinary man. He’d posted videos on youtube about bodybuilding and steroid use. People started to take notice to him when his behavior during the tutorials became very odd…
Austin Harrouff’s own mother even recognized the strange new way her son was acting, but it wasn’t until he said something specific that she decided to call the police, and, by then it was too late.
The autopsy reported that the victims were badly beaten, the wife was beaten to death and the husband was stabbed to death after his face was chewed on first. Chunks of flesh were missing on his face where flesh once sat.
Harrouff’s mother said that for days he seemed “off” he even claimed SUPER POWERS. This is what Austin was doing mere days before the attack…
‘I came to the realization of something,’ Harrouff says into the camera. ‘I no longer want to follow Arnold or any other bodybuilder. I want to follow myself, you know. I want to actually believe in myself.
‘I don’t need drugs. I know that they can change me, but the thing is, that is not being healthy. Being healthy is what’s natural, you know, what comes natural to you. You think steroids are natural?’ he asks rhetorically.
Harrouff then continues: ‘I think steroids really aren’t for me. I used to think I needed steroids to be, to be a bodybuilder, to be this thing, to be this symbol.’
He concludes his monolog with the words: ‘we’re all the same though, peace out.’
Harrouff had raised the subject of steroids in another video posted a couple of days earlier, in which he is seen driving and talking with a fake Southern accent.
‘I don’t feel like it’d be beneficial for me to do steroids,’ he says. ‘It damages my health, I feel like I have to depend on it every day. That’s a life not worth living for me.’
In another minute-long clip recorded in his car, the 19-year-old, speaking in a bizarre voice reminiscent of the Muppets character Kermit the Frog, Harrouff argues that the best chest exercise is the bench press.
The video ends with an unhinged Harrouff cursing and screaming hysterically into the camera.
Other recordings shared on Harrouff’s channel over the past two weeks include the buff teenager showing how to do the bodybuilder’s ‘vacuum’ pose, in which he sucks in his stomach, and discussing the importance of having persistence with a fake Russian accent.
When he was not busy expounding on the subject of steroids and healthy living, the 19-year-old FSU student recorded himself singing karaoke, including such classics as Live Like Your Dying by Tim McGraw, Hound Dog by Elvis Presley and The Beatles’ Let It Be.
Following his arrest Monday night, Martin County Sheriff William Snyder described Harrouff as ‘abnormally strong’ and said that it took four officers and a K9 dog to tear him away from John Stevens’ lifeless body.
One of the officers used a stun gun on him multiple times, but Harrouff remained unfazed.
He spent the night sedated and on a ventilator with guards stationed in the intensive care unit at St Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach.
This morning, Harrouff’s condition was upgraded from critical to stable but he has been unable to speak because of a breathing tube. He was scheduled to undergo hand surgery.
While initial drug tests came up negative for cocaine, methamphetamines, marijuana and opiates, investigators will also be testing Harrouff for flakka and bath salts.
Daily Mail on Wednesday spoke to an acquaintance of Harrouff’s from FSU, who speculated that steroids may have played a role in Monday’s vicious attack.
‘I don’t think it was flakka or any sort of hallucinogen,’ said the FSU student, who asked not to be named. ‘I just think that this kid had a steroids dependency and had a bad, bad roid rage that night.
‘I can anonymously attest that this guy had gotten bigger and bigger at alarming rates throughout our first year of college.’
According to a report released Wednesday, Austin’s mother, Mina Harrouff, called Jupiter police about three hours after her son stormed out of Duffy’s sports bar in Jupiter Monday night following an argument with his father, Dr Wade Harrouff.
She told an officer her son had been acting strangely for about a week, said he had superpowers and that he was ‘here to protect people,’ the report said.
She told Officer Luis Rocha her son had no history of mental illness nor heavy drug use.
‘Mina told me that she does not believe him to be a danger to anyone or to himself,’ Rocha wrote. Harrouff, a rising sophomore at FSU, lives a few miles away with his mother and was in town with some of his fraternity brothers, members of Alpha Delta Phi.
According to Harrouff’s parents, they were out to dinner at 8:30 pm the night of the attack and became very agitated with the slow service so he left early.
Austin walked for miles toward his father’s home, but, instead of going home he took a left, possibly looking for a way to take his anger out on something. Then he found it. A couple sitting in their garage enjoying the nice night in front of them, with no clue what kind of danger was walking toward them.
The report stated that the husband clearly fought back, but was no match to this steroid enhanced young buck. a 911 call was released by the Sheriffs office…
‘There’s a girl laying on the ground, he beat her up.
‘I ran over there, I’m bleeding profusely here at the moment, I don’t know what happened. I’ve been stabbed in the back,’ he told the dispatcher.
Whoa…can you say crazy?! What a freak. I understand body image being important and all to some people but this guy is a NUT! His obsession took over his brain and ended the lives of two people. sad.
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