Undertaker Ralph Gomez had been removing the testicles from men that passed through the funeral home he worked at. Gomez would use the balls to make albondigas soup.
This had been going on for years until Gomez got careless and dropped a ball. The next morning his boss, Brent Couler, found the testicle by a drain in the ground. He immediately knew what it was and had no idea why it would be loose on the ground like that. They worked at a funeral home not a morgue.
On a hunch Couler checked the bodies of the men in the funeral home coolers and most were missing their balls. The only other person with access to the coolers was Gomez. Not wanting to confront Gomez, Couler called local authorities to handle the matter.
At first police thought it was a prank call until they got to the scene and saw all the empty sacks. When Gomez showed up for work, he was taken in to be questioned by HPD’s finest.
Gomez explained himself, “I love albondigas soup and had been dying to find the right meatballs to win a local competition. One day it popped into my head that a testicle may be the best meat ball of all. One day I tested it out and it was AMAZING!”, he goes on, “I figured who would miss the balls? Certainly not the corpses. And I did end up finishing first place in the albondigas soup competition!”
Police sat stunned as they listened to Gomez recall all this so nonchalantly. He was taken in for a 72hr psychiatric evaluation while authorities figure out what exactly to charge him with.