Feds Raid 'Suicide Kit' Lady's Suicide Lair

Selling plastic bags on the internet just might earn you a visit from the FBI. That's what happened on Wednesday to 91-year-old Sharlotte Hydorn from California, who sells "suicide kits" through the mail for $US60. From The San Diego Union-Tribune:

A day after agents raided her El Cajon-area house, seizing a sewing machine and other materials tied to the mail-order operation, Sharlotte Hydorn vowed to fight any possible federal charges.

"Do I look like a criminal?" said a smiling Hydorn, standing outside her Jeri Way home.

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She and her son assemble the $US60 kits, which include clear, medical-grade tubing and a customised plastic bag that, when used with helium, can cause a person to pass out and die.

Helium not included. The only crime I see here is selling a plastic bag and hose for $US60. OK, so you also get a copy of the book Final Exit, and the bag is "customised", but seriously, what a rip off.

Republished from Gawker

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