Dies after eating cockroaches and worms in a contest
A man died after eating cockroaches and insects as part of a contest in the city of Deerfield Beach, Broward County, Florida.
Edward Archbold, 32, who ingested various insects on Friday during the contest known as "Midnight Madness" at the Ben Siegal Reptile Store, started vomiting after winning the competition without being able to leave with their prize.
The reumión began at 7 pm with food and drinks, and then gave way to contest that Archbold was the winner.
The prize was a python eat cockroaches female Ivory Ball.
The winner would be "the guy or girl who eat more insects in 4 minutes without throwing up," according to the rules of the contest.
According to the report from the office of the BSO, Archbold "had spent tens of cockroaches and worms."
The collapse occurred outside the store where the celebration took place. Later, doctors at Broward Health North Hospital declared him dead.
The body was taken to the Medical Examiner's Office in Broward, where he would perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death