A mother in Indiana cut an 18-year-old man’s penis with a box cutter because she believed that he molested her 2-year-old son.
According to reports, Bonita Vela was at a friend’s house smoking marijuana and potentially some other drugs when she started becoming increasingly agitated and started talking about her suspicions. She eventually had a friend of hers go and pick up the 18-year-old man, who is her daughter’s boyfriend, and bring him to her.
For three hours, Vela and her friends held the man and threatened him. The woman allegedly told the man that she would, “take him out, shoot him in the head, and tie him to a tree so the animals would eat him.”
Vela told the man that she would cut off his penis, even though he denied molesting her baby. At one point, Vela had two of her friends hold the man down while she wielded the box cutter at his exposed penis. The man attempted to kick the box cutter out of Vela’s hand, and that’s when his penis got cut.
When police arrived at the scene, the man had a cut on his penis and bloodstains on his pants. Vela said her reasoning for cutting his penis was to “scar him so that he would have to look at it every time he had sex in the future.”
Vela has been charged with battery with a deadly weapon and criminal confinement with a deadly weapon.
Police say they are investigating Vela’s child claims.