forget the killing stuff. The buildup is boss- After leaving his mother's house (believing she was attempting to poison him), Chase rented an apartment with friends. Chase's roommates complained that he was constantly intoxicated on alcohol, marijuana, and LSD. Chase would also walk around the apartment nude, even in front of company. Chase's roommates demanded that he move out. When he refused, the roommates moved out instead. Once alone in the apartment, Chase began to capture, kill, and disembowel various animals, which he would then devour raw, sometimes mixing the raw organs with Coca-Cola in a blender and drinking the concoction. Chase reasoned that by ingesting the creatures he was preventing his heart from shrinking. In 1975, Chase was involuntarily committed to a mental institution after being taken to a hospital after injecting rabbit's blood into his veins. He often shared with the staff fantasiesabout killing rabbits. He was once found with blood smeared around his mouth: hospital staff discovered he had been drinking the blood of birds and had thrown the birds' corpses out of his hospital room window. Staff began referring to him as "Dracula". While he was held at the institution, he claimed to have extracted blood from a therapy dogto curb his addiction, having obtained the syringes by cracking open the disposable boxes left in the doctor's offices. Occasionally, he defecated on himself and smeared the walls of the institution with his feces.