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Man Allegedly Stabbed 23 Times When He Asks Neighbor About Missing Pig

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

A Missouri man suspected of stealing a pet pig allegedly stabbed his neighbor 23 times when he was confronted about the missing pet.

Joshua Alan Finke, 22, was charged with first degree assault after he allegedly stabbed his neighbor with a screwdriver once in the back of the head and 22 times in the back.

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The victim and his roommates were reportedly raising a pet pig in their Winfield home, something that Finke wasn’t too happy about, according to a spokesperson for the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.

The pig disappeared about two weeks ago and the victim reportedly went over to Finke’s house to confront him about the situation.

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A verbal disagreement was followed by a physical confrontation, police said.

The screwdriver wasn’t recovered at the scene and the whereabouts of the pig are still unknown, KSDK reported.

The victim was treated and released from a local hospital.

Finke is being held at Lincoln County Jail on $100,000 cash-only bond.

Sources: KSDK, Daily News

Image credit: Flickr Creative Commons / Christina Beckerman, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office