19-year-old Tatenda Kamasho begun experiencing psychosis and delusions of grandeur after his cheek was bitten, causing an infection. As his cheek turned septic, the young man started believing he is Barack Obama.
Kamasho was stabbed and bitten by 19-year-old Jordace Sinclair, in a McDonald’s in The Drapery, Northampton, in the UK. Sinclair had threatened the young man before, but, this time, he pulled a knife and stabbed him forcefully, breaking the knife in two.
According to the Daily Mail
Sinclair then went on to bite him while he was on the floor, before being restrained by members of the staff. He even threw in a few punches.
"At this point, the defendant head butted him and there was an exchange of punches," prosecutor Mary Loram stated during the man's trial.
Kamasho's injuries became infected, and were septic by the next day. He could only be treated in a coma, which he underwent for five days.
His mental status was affected, and the man believed he could hear "six million people talking," he had "God-like delusions," and thought himself the president of the United States.
He now has to spend four months in a mental institution, according to the British Mental Health Act. His assailant confessed to the crime, and pleaded guilty to assault, possession of a deadly weapon and theft, and was jailed for five years.
"The bite to the cheek was a particularly unpleasant act.
"The injuries had disastrous consequences for him. He developed a serious infection, was in a coma for five days and the doctors describe them as life-threatening.
"The prognosis is uncertain. I appreciate you did not intend to cause injuries that serious.
"However, you have to take the consequences of what followed," presiding judge Richard Bray told Sinclair, as he sentenced the young man.