MARICOPA, AZ– Resident Francesca Wikoff, a former firefighter and EMT, was met with a surprise on Thursday morning, April 15th, when she left her house and found a severed finger on the ground near her new GMC Yukon, which also had two slashed tires.
Her vehicle was parked in her driveway and there was no sign of the owner of the finger. However, the trail of blood did lead to a nearby residence.
Wikoff said that one resident of the home is out of town, but that the other is the man she believes is the owner of the severed finger.
According to authorities, Maricopa Police came out to the home to document the scene and took the finger into custody.
Wikoff suspects the owner of the finger is a neighbor who had gotten into a disagreement with Wikoff and her husband the night before.
Reportedly, the couple went over to a neighbor’s home on Wednesday night, April 14th, with their children for a get-together.
Wikoff stated that their male neighbor tagged along uninvited, and the man became increasingly intoxicated and aggressive as the night went on.
“He tried to get in an altercation with my husband, who is injured. Then after that, he shoved me twice. He was asked to leave and he didn’t like that, so he tried to retaliate by slashing my tires, However, he left a little consolation prize.”
The neighbor in question has not returned to his residence since the night before, when another neighbor last heard him cry out.
“My neighbor heard him yelling and crying, probably about like 10:30 p.m., so we figured that’s when it happened.”
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After speaking with the police, Wikoff said that when the person responsible is located, she anticipates charges will be filed for property damage and other related charges.
Though the family has cameras, Wikoff said the tire-slasher managed to avoid being caught on video.
Wikoff said that their Yukon is the family car and will need to have its tires replaced due to the damage. The vehicle has since been towed.
“This is our new-to-us vehicle, we haven’t even had it a year. It was my husband’s grandmother’s last present to us. It’s our only family vehicle that is safe for the kids and now I have to spend a lot of money to get it fixed.”
“I literally have been laughing all day because if I don’t, I might cry. I don’t find joy in anybody hurting themselves. However, karma has a good way of working itself out.”
She also said:
“It’s pretty comical. You would think that if you’re gonna go to the hospital, especially if you just severed your finger off, that you would take said finger with you.”
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The family reached out to the Maricopa Police Department, but have not heard back yet. No arrests have yet been made, only the finger has so far been taking into custody.
“Well, I got the better hand.”
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Police: Man released early from prison cut out neighbor’s heart and fed it to family members
February 26th, 2021
CHICKASHA, OK – A man recently released early from prison due to drug offenses, was arrested for allegedly killing three people – his neighbor, and two family members.
According to police, the accused man also cut out his neighbor’s heart and fed it to some of his family members.
— Don Mecoy (@Mecoy) February 11, 2021
Lawrence Paul Anderson was said to have been released from prison early in January, three years into a 20-year sentence related to drugs and weapons offenses, and various probation violations, but what police say he’s now accused of, is far more than drug-related.
Earlier in February, police say that Anderson had murdered his neighbor, cut out his neighbor’s heart, and then served it to his own family members.
Anderson was said to have cooked his neighbor’s heart with some potatoes, and fed the meal to his family in order to, “release the demons,” according to an agent with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
The agent said:
“He took the heart back to 214 West Minnesota, Chickasha…He cooked the heart with potatoes to feed to his family to release the demons.”
Police also allege that Anderson murdered his uncle, stabbed his aunt, and killed the couple’s 4-year-old granddaughter as well. Anderson’s aunt luckily survived the stabbing.
When authorities took Anderson into custody, he was said to have been in possession of a vial of PCP at the time. However, officials have not confirmed whether or not the suspect was intoxicated on said drugs during the commission of the alleged offenses.
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During a court appearance on February 23rd, Anderson was said to have been sobbing before the judge, and addressed the court saying that he didn’t want bail.
Anderson is currently facing charges of first-degree murder, assault and battery with a deadly weapon, and maiming. Legal representation for the accused stated that they’ll be seeking a mental evaluation for Anderson to determine if he’s fit to stand trial.
Grady County District Attorney Jason Hicks has been particularly upset about this case, as he thinks that Anderson should’ve never been out of prison in the first place:
“This has to be addressed by the Legislature, sooner rather than later, because more people are going to get killed.”
“We’re seeing this all over the state. Repeat offenders go to prison. They’re not there very long. And they come home and they’re committing crimes just like this.”
Anderson carried a previous conviction related to cocaine, and was sent back to prison in 2017 for a 20-year sentence after he was found in possession of a firearm and narcotics.
However, Governor Kevin Stitt had commuted Anderson’s sentence, which saw the felon released from prison on January 18th of 2021.
While the case still has to work it’s way through the courts, Anderson was said to have already confessed to investigators.
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