Updated: Monday, 29 Mar 2010, 9:51 AM EDT
Published : Monday, 29 Mar 2010, 9:51 AM EDT
(CANVAS STAFF REPORTS) - A vegetarian was arrested for slicing up meat in what Edinburgh, Ind., police called a meat massacre, WRTV-TV.com reported.
Several people called 911 on Wednesday morning to report that a man had a knife in the Jay C Food Store in south-central Indiana.
“We have a gentleman here cutting into the meat and throwing it onto the floor,” one caller said.
Police said Anthony Coffman, 28, used a hunting knife to cut through packages. He threw open containers of raw beef on the floor then poured dog food on top of some of it, Edinburgh police Deputy Chief David Lutz told the TV station on Friday. A store employee tried to stop him but gave up when Coffman allegedly threatened him.
“He told people at the store that God had sent him there to do that. And he was trying to save young girls from the beef,” Lutz said to WTHR-TV .
He also said that he is a vegetarian and gets angry when others eat beef. He wanted to save little girls from getting “chubby,” according to 6 News.
Coffman was charged with criminal mischief and criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon.