Man Kills Imaginary Friend, Turns Self In
Geoff Gaylord walked into a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and confessed to repeatedly stabbing his friend "Mr. Happy" with a kitchen knife, cutting up the body with a hatchet, and burying him in the backyard.
Although the Gaylord and the imaginary Mr. Happy had been friends for seven years, Geoff had several reasons for killing him:
"He left his empty vodka bottles all over the kitchen... never picked up his empty cocaine baggies... He messed up my apartment to the point where I just couldn't get it clean... Before Hap started doing drugs and acting weird he was my BFF... We'd go dancing, play on the children's park equipment, both huge fans of doom metal – listened to it for hours with the lights turned off."
Gaylord even claims that Mr. Happy crashed the car and he caught all the blame: "That drunk driving incident I got unfairly blamed for and just how messy he had become put me over the edge and I murdered him."
Gaylord was eventually taken into custody when he threatened police for not giving him the death penalty. Police found drug paraphernalia and a machine gun in Gaylord's house, and was booked on multiple charges.