This story is only slightly less bloody than the Slayer video, but it’s way more intense because it really happened. A Wisconsin man has been jailed for amputating a woman’s pinky. That’s disturbing in and of itself, but it was done with the full cooperation of the woman, who said they were participating in a “ritualistic memorial” to commemorate a Juggalo that died a year prior. Jonathan Schrap, who himself has tattoos that identify him as a Juggalo, was charged with “mayhem” and “reckless injury” for chopping off Shelby Neuens’ finger, gashing her arm and drinking her blood.
Schrap was with his friend Nick Laabs and horror-core rapper Preston Hyde, also known as “Bloody Ruckus.” The three were talking about blood-drinking on a Saturday, when Neuns volunteered to let Schrap drink her blood. He cut her forearm with a machete, filled up a shot glass with her blood and drank it. That apparently wasn’t enough, as Neuens, who apparently was sober, volunteered to have her pinky cut off. This is pretty cringey right here, so read at your own risk:
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.
What’s more is that Neuens was angry about Schrap’s arrest, stating that she didn’t want anyone to be charged because it was voluntary. Police are still on the lookout for the appropriately-named Bloody Ruckus, who ran from his house when he saw police. He apparently recorded video of the whole thing. The FBI has classified Juggalos as a criminal street gang, and even though this was voluntary, cutting off a pinky doesn’t really do much to change the classification. And if you happen to be in Wisconsin and see a woman without a pinky, you’ve been warned.