A Wisconsin man, upset over a recent break up, allegedly used a steak knife to slice off his own fingertips and then tried to blame it on his ex-boyfriend, police said.
Damon J. Laru was arrested on Saturday for allegedly breaking into his ex-lover’s Marshfield home and demanding the man tell him why their relationship couldn’t work.
The victim begged his ex to leave, but instead Laru went into the bedroom and allegedly tried to set the bedsheets on fire, according to USA Today.
The man was able to grab Laru and pull him away from the bed. Laru then started throwing things at the ex-boyfriend before grabbing a knife and cutting the man on the arm.
Laru was also accused of biting his ex-boyfriend’s finger leaving two puncture wounds.
The victim told police that Laru then went into the bathroom and came back out with a hammer and started swinging it at him. The victim was able to escape and call police.
Authorities told the outlet that while the ex-boyfriend was outside talking with a police dispatcher, Laru was inside the home pouring degreaser and other cleaning products all around the home.
Police said Laru also allegedly used a steak knife to cut off three of his fingertips, with the intent of blaming it on the ex-boyfriend. He later admitted to authorities that he cut his fingertips off himself.
Laru was arrested at a local hospital when he showed up to get medical attention for his injured fingers. He’s being held at the Wood County Jail on a $30,000 cash bond. He’s expected to be charged with criminal damage to property, recklessly endangering safety and burglary and battery.