Juggalos have long been battling a negative image, even being labeled a gang by the FBI, and this news story isn't going to do much to help their case.
Metal Insider reports a Wisconsin Juggalo named Jonathan Schrap is currently wanted by local authorities after amputating the pinky finger of Shelby Neuens. The best part? Neuens was fully in on getting her pinky chopped off as it was a part of a “ritualistic memorial” for a fellow juggalo who passed away earlier in the year. THIS IS NOT EVEN THE CRAZIEST PART OF THE STORY! From WBAY.com:
Once again, Schrap grabbed the machete. “Jon’s second strike with the machete took the pinky clean off,” says the criminal complaint. “All the way to the palm.”
“Jon then placed the finger in his freezer where he said he would cook it and eat it later,” the complaint continues. “The group then attempted to stop the bleeding by using a car cigarette lighter which failed. They then used a blowtorch.”
Neuns told officers that the blowtorch wounds hurt worse than her pinky being severed.
Later that night, Neuens went to her boyfriend’s house and showed him the injuries. His mother heard the story and made Neuens go to the emergency room. Staff at Saint Mary’s Hospital called police, believing she’d taken part in cult initiation.
There is video footage of this entire ritual, but thankfully it has not surfaced.
Jonathan Schrap is currently on the run from the law as he is being charged with mayhem and reckless injury. In the state of Wisconsin, mayhem is a class C felony which can lead to a maximum forty years in prison and fines reaching $100,000, while reckless injury is a class F felony that can lead to 12.5 years in prison and a max fine of $25,000.
Shelby Neuens is upset about the whole ordeal because she participated willingly. Here is the news report: