A homeless man brought a human skull into a grocery store in Sebastian, Florida and started using it as a puppet, according to local outlets. 911 was alerted to the presence of the skull, which reportedly "smelled like death," after the unidentified individual was seen speaking to the skull and showing it off to customers.

"It's definitely a human skull," a witness reportedly told the 911 dispatcher, according to WPBF. "It's still got teeth in it. I'm standing in front of it, but I'm not touching it." Once local authorities arrived, the man "led them to the remains" of an unidentified person that had been discovered in a wooded area nearby.

Though the cause of death has not yet been determined, authorities did confirm that the remains were not uncovered near any known camps for displaced citizens in the wooded area. The body had reportedly deteriorated "for so long that the skull was simply sitting there with the rest of the bones."