A man was arrested on Friday after appearing to eat a severed human leg after he stole it from a train accident scene in California.

The incident happened in Kern County’s Wasco area in the San Joaquin Valley of California.

In a disturbing video circulating on social media, the man, later identified as Resendo Tellez, 27, could be seen swinging what appeared to be a human leg before reportedly examining it and taking small bites.

Reports said that a witness recounted seeing someone pick up a detached leg at the scene. Shockingly, a video captured the suspect carrying the limb on the roadside, even sniffing it before proceeding down the street.

As the video continues, the man turns around, looks towards the street and attempts to walk away before multiple police vehicles can be seen closing in on the man.

Tellez was later arrested after officials learned that he had allegedly removed the human leg from an accident scene at the Wasco Amtrak station.

While surrounded by police cars, Tellez was apprehended near the Amtrak station for allegedly tampering with crime scene evidence in addition to outstanding warrants. Meanwhile, the identity of the victim remains undisclosed, pending notification of their next of kin.

Reports state that the man was unconcerned about the severed leg in his hand. He also seemed unconcerned despite the police officials and bystanders filming him.

According to Daily Mail, before Tellez’s arrest, the Kern County Sheriff’s Department and Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railroad police received reports around 8 a.m. that a pedestrian had been struck and killed by a train, causing one of his legs to be severed.

The police said the victim was hit while standing in front of an Amtrak platform. However, the investigation is still ongoing.

Tellez faces charges for unlawfully removing human remains. His initial court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday. Details about the victim and Tellez’s motives remain undisclosed.

According to News 18, this marks the second time this year that an unauthorized individual took body parts from a train accident site.