A suburban Chicago man was charged Monday with possessing an illegal toxin found in puffer fish.
Edward Bachner, 35, was charged with one count of illegal possession of tetrodotoxin, a felony. He was being held in federal custody pending a detention hearing Wednesday.
It's not clear why Bachner wanted the toxin, authorities said.
I think he was planning to kill someone. Just a stab in the dark on my part . . .
Puffer fish, called fugu in Japan, is consumed by thrill-seeking gourmets once the poison is removed. Eating the toxin can cause paralysis, vomiting, heart failure and death.
Noooo . . . fugu!