FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A man calling himself a “soul collector” and a “medicine man” is accused of trying to cut off his neighbor’s toes and scalp him in Fergus Falls.

Forty-two-year-old Timothy Eugene Peterson is charged with attempted murder and second-degree assault.

According to the complaint, Ivan “Skip” Mallas was working in his garage early Sunday when Peterson approached him and allegedly began chanting while first trying to cut off some of Mallas’ toes.

Mallas says Peterson then tried to slit his throat, scalp him and stab him in the chest while telling Mallas that he needed to “collect his soul.”

The Daily Journal reports that after Peterson left, Mallas fled to a neighbor’s house. Mallas was treated for wounds to his cheek, both hands and left foot.

Peterson remained in jail Wednesday.

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Comments (12)
  1. Me says:

    Meth, it does a body good.

  2. johns A. stoner says:

    got meth?…… he does,.

  3. Victim Du Jour says:

    Another pothead like that kid in Arizona.

    1. Ignorance must be bliss says:

      So what about this story or the kid from AZ has anything to do with being a “pothead” or meth? Way to jump the gun and call this a chemical dependency and not what it is… just plain bat sh$% crazy.

  4. Eggbert says:

    Mmmmmmm.Toes I love Toes they are tasty.

  5. Hulioathome says:

    Meth or Mental Illness but he’s “got” something.

  6. jrc34 says:

    clearly you have no idea what “potheads” do.raid the fridge and watch tv,not assault and murder.the propaganda of the fifties reefer madness are over dude

    1. Victim Du Jour says:

      Most people in Prison are potheads, Charles Manson was a pothead, David Mark Chapman and Jared Loughner are potheads too.

      If Marijuana was an evil prescription drug company, we will see class action lawyer TV ads

    2. Doctor says:

      Nice. If you’ve not seen “Reefer Madness: The Musical” it’s brilliant. You’d love it. Look it up. A little teaser: Eat the brownie. EAT THE BROWNIE!
      If you know theatre people tell them to read it and do the show. It’s amazing.

  7. Victim Du Jour says:

    Marijuana is the candy cigarette of illegal drugs.

    1. Doctor says:

      Which makes it much worse than Morphine, Haloparadol, Ambien and all the rest of the “legal” drugs. Weed is weed. Nothing more. It grows from the ground which is more than we can say for the man-made chemicals which are ruining people. Get off it and pay some attention to the covert ways we and our children are being poisoned…feeding cows to cows…that is not natural…Marijuana however is.

  8. Erox says:

    kids need more stuff to do in Fergus Falls…

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