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Wisconsin Juggalo Accused Of Cutting A Woman With A Machete For 'Ritual'

By Rachel Cromidas in News on Sep 6, 2016 6:32PM

A Wisconsin man chopped off a woman's finger with a machete in a Juggalo-inspired "blood ritual," according to authorities.

The man, Jonathan Schrap, has been charged with mayhem and reckless injury after he and some friends staged a "ritualistic memorial," for a friend who passed away, on Aug. 27, police told WBAY.

The friend was a Juggalo—a.k.a., a fan of Detroit's Insane Clown Posse. Shcrap, of Suamico, Wisconsin, was allegedly discussing blood-drinking rituals with friends the morning of the incident, before his companion, a 27-year-old woman, offered to let him cut her arm and drink her blood. Schrap then used a machete to cut her arm, filled a shot glass with her blood, and drank it.

The criminal complaint, obtained by WBAY, explains in a bit more (gory) detail:

“[The woman] had volunteered to let Jon [Schrap] drink her blood. Jon had taken a machete and made an approximate one inch laceration on her right side forearm. She was bleeding profusely… Jon filled up a shot glass with her blood and drank her blood.”

The woman later allowed him to chop off her right pinky finger, "all the way to the palm," which he then put in the freezer, according to the criminal complaint, because "he said he would cook it and eat it later."

According to WBAY, the woman was bleeding significantly and the group decided to use a car cigarette lighter, and later a blow torch, to attempt to cauterize the wound. When that failed, the woman went to the emergency room at Saint Mary's Hospital. The hospital staff then called the police. WBAY identifies the woman by name in their report but it is our policy not to name crime victims without their consent.

The woman told police the ritual was totally voluntary and she had not been using drugs or alcohol during it, but officers arrested Schrap and another friend who was released without charges. Police are also looking for a companion of Schrap named Preston Hyde who goes by the rap name "Bloody Ruckus," believing he has video of the incident.