The horrifying story of Austin Harrouff, the 19-year-old Florida State University student who allegedly stabbed a couple to death before trying to eat them, just gets worse. Austin’s father, Wade, went on the ‘Dr. Phil’ show and revealed more shocking details from that evening as he broke down in tears from guilt over his son’s actions. WATCH here.
Austin Harrouff, 19, has a lot to answer for. He allegedly stabbed John Stevens, 59, and his wife Michelle Mishcon, 53, to death on Aug. 15, then ate part of Stevens’ body — truly frightening. Now, in a clip from the Sept. 7 episode of Dr. Phil, Austin’s father Wade has spoken out about his son’s abhorrent behavior. He called the situation “the biggest nightmare”, and revealed that hours before the alleged crime, Austin chugged vegetable oil while the family was out to dinner at a restaurant, before storming out of the establishment.
“I’m deeply sorry for what my son did to those people. And I’ll apologize for him, because my own son would have never done that…He’s such a good person,” Harrouff also said on the show amid tears. “He would never knowingly do something like that. I’m truly sorry to those people,” he added.
Once Austin left the restaurant, his mother, Mina, reportedly phoned the police and told them about her son’s erratic behavior. “My son has kind of taken off and I’m concerned about his own safety. He’s acting a little strange,” she allegedly told them. “It seems like he’s a little delusional. There’s this recent change that we’re noticing…he says he feels immortal and like a superhero. I don’t know what’s going on with him. The only thing he has on is a switch-blade type pocket knife.” Little did she know that that knife would be all he needed to carry out his heinous act.
As we previously told you, police believe Austin overdosed on a synthetic drug called flakka before randomly attacking the couple.
HollywoodLifers, our thoughts are with the victims’ friends and families.