March 30, 2010
Edinburgh, Indiana (The Weekly Vice) - Anthony Coffman, a 28-year-old Indiana man, was arrested Wednesday after he attacked several packages of meat, for fear little girls would become "chubby" from them.
According to Edinburgh police, officers responded to 911 calls from a Jay C. Food Store Wednesday morning with reports of a man with a knife that was "doing things" with packages of meat.
Investigators say Coffman entered the meat department of the store with a hunting knife and began slashing away at innocent packages of beef.
Slicing the meat wasn't enough for Coffman. He was seen throwing the products on the floor and pouring dog food on some of the meat to keep it from being resold.
One employee attempted to halt Coffman's activities but was reportedly threatened with the hunting knife. When he tried to flee the scene, employees tackled and held him down until police arrived.
Coffman later explained his violent behavior to police by saying that he is a vegetarian and believed that God sent him to destroy the meat because it made girls "chubby." Upon further investigation, it was discovered that Coffman had an argument with his grandmother that may have prompted the incident. It is reported that she was preparing a pot roast. Gasp!
Coffman was taken to a hospital for a mental evaluation and then booked into jail on charges of
criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.
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