The streets of New Braunfels, Texas — and its grocery stores’ produce sections — are undoubtedly safer after a downright creepy 56-year-old man with a history of performing “deviant sex acts” with vegetables was sentenced to life behind bars.
Charles Ransier, a repeat offender with a long rap sheet of bizarre offenses, was handed a life sentence by a Comal County jury on Wednesday on charges of drug possession and tampering with evidence from an incident that took place in March 2015, MySanAntonio reported.
The Texas state trooper who came across the culprit was met with a startling sight: Ransier was lounging in his truck with melted candle wax all over his bare chest and surrounded by syringes loaded with meth, children’s clothing, lube, male enhancement pills, and a cooler full of frozen cucumbers.
Ransier was holding a syringe and was trying to break the end off when the trooper spotted him, the Comal County District Attorney’s Office said. When the trooper ordered him to stop, Ransier refused, resulting in a heated struggle that was captured on the trooper’s cameras. He eventually managed to subdue Ransier and recover the syringe, which tested positive for meth.
Once the deranged man had been hauled into custody, authorities were able to perform a fuller search of Ransier’s car – and that’s when things got even weirder. In addition to the aforementioned list of troubling items, Ransier was carrying candy, Barbie dolls, balloons, baby oil, duct tape, and rope.
Ransier has a long history of vegetable-related debauchery. In 2012, he was found naked inside of his truck and promptly admitted to having engaged in a “deviant sex act involving a squash,” the district attorney’s office stated.
And in 2014, a resident called police to report a suspicious pickup truck near the baseball fields, and when a state trooper arrived, he found Ransier making love to a vegetable while “wearing nothing but women’s stockings.”