A Wisconsin woman let a man she’d just met drink her blood and chop off her finger, according to a criminal complaint filed against her companion last week.
Shelby Neuens told the staff of St. Mary’s Hospital her left pinky finger was missing because a man cut it off with a machete, according to court documents. But Neuens added the amputation was consensual and pleaded that they not call the police.
The hospital staff thought she had just been initiated into a cult, but it was “even crazier,” she said.
It was Insane Clown Posse fans.
ICP is a Detroit-based hip hop duo with a massive, fanatical following known for their distinctive face paint. The FBI designated them a “hybrid gang” n 2011 because some of the duo’s acolytes—known as juggalos and juggalettes—channeled their fandom into violent crime.
When police officers arrived, Neuens told them a twisted story of a memorial for a dead juggalo that involved drinking human blood, a finger amputation, and attempts to cauterize the wound with a blowtorch. Police later charged Jonathan C. Schrap, a Green Bay-area juggalo who allegedly took a shot of Neuen’s blood and wielded the machete, with reckless injury and mayhem.
There is no attorney listed for Schrap, and there are no numbers listed for Neuens or Hyde. The woman who drove Neuens to the hospital declined to comment and asked not to be named.
For Neuen and her pals, none of whom she knew well, day started with a simple bloodletting in honor of their “brother,” who’d died a year ago. Neuens, Schrap, friend Nick Laabs, and local rapper Preston Hyde a.k.a. Bloody Ruckus had gathered at Schrap’s house, and Neuens volunteered to let Schrap drink her blood.
He opened up a one-inch gash in her right forearm, filled up a shot glass, and drank the blood.
But this wasn’t enough. At one point, someone suggested cutting a finger off.
“Shelby stated that no one had the courage to cut off their finger so she once again volunteered to have Jon cut off her left pinky finger,” the criminal complaint states.
The first strike mangled the finger, but the second blow took it “clean off.”
Schrap allegedly placed the severed finger in the freezer and told Neuens that “they are going to have to get together again later and they can cook and eat it,” the complaint said.
But her empty socket was bleeding profusely. The juggalos playing doctor first attempted to cauterize the wound with a car cigarette lighter, and resorted to a blow torch when that didn’t do the trick. An ex-military man tried to bandage it, to stop the bleeding.
“Shelby informed officers that the process of attempting to cauterize had caused her far more pain than the actual finger being severed,” she said.
But that didn’t stop the celebrations. Neuens stayed with the three men for the rest of the day, until two of them decided she might be having seizures from her injuries, according to the complaint. They allegedly drove her to her boyfriend’s house and dropped her off.
Hyde had the whole incident on video, Neuens told police.
At that point, Neuens didn’t even know Schrap’s last name, according to the criminal complaint. The police asked her to try to find him on Facebook so that they could talk to him. She did.
Neuen’s Facebook page shows she became friends with Schrap on August 27.
Police asked Neuens to set up a meeting with Schrap, but it didn’t work out. Instead, they showed up at Schrap’s home the next day. He briefly allowed them to search it before revoking his consent, according to the complaint, after which they got a warrant. They found a chair drenched in blood, a blowtorch, and a machete.
Laabs, the man who tried to stop Neuen’s bleeding with his military training, said “the wound appeared to be self-inflicted,” according to the complaint. “I saw that Shelby was putting lit cigarettes out on her arm.”
Laabs was not charged.
Neuens told police that Hyde and Schrap were the main perpetrators of the amputation. Hyde has not yet been charged, and appears to be at large. His public Facebook page as Bloody Ruckus, which has more than 4500 followers, has not been updated since August 14.
Both Hyde and Schrap have prior criminal records. Hyde pleaded guilty to child abuse in 2013 and disorderly conduct in 2011. He was charged with arson in 2012, but the charges were dismissed. Schrap, meanwhile, pleaded guilty to drug charges in 2014 and to charges of operating a vehicle with a suspended license and without insurance in 2013.
The Brown County Sheriff’s Office did not return a request for comment.