An Indiana woman was arrested last Saturday after she allegedly held her daughter's boyfriend against his will and sliced his genitals with a box cutter over a drug-influenced belief that he had molested her two-year-old son.
In a written statement to investigators, the 18-year-old victim, of Avon, said he was brought to the Franklin trailer park home of Bonita Lynn Vela, 35, by her friend and forced to remain there for three hours while Vela threatened his life.
According to the teen, Vela was demanding to know if he molested her son, and said she was "going to take him out, shoot him in the head and tie him to a tree so the animals [would] eat him."
She then allegedly told the victim to drop his pants and choose between his life "or his penis."
The teen said he agreed to drop his pants out of fear, at which point Vela attacked his member with a fork, then a knife, and finally a box cutter.
"She wanted to scar him so that he would have to look at it every time that he had sex in the future," the teen wrote in his statement.
Vela "cut him deep," according to the man, who was still bleeding when police arrived. He was transported to the unfortunately named Johnson Memorial Hospital for treatment.
In her own written statement, Vela confessed to holding the man hostage in her home with the help of two friends, and said her suspicions concerning the victim developed after she smoked marijuana and possibly ingested other drugs.
She recalled the victim begging her not to call the police and insisting he did not touch her son. Vela told investigators that if the teen "didn't have anything to hide then he should let her 'cut him.'"
However, she claims she did not cut his penis, but that it was nicked after the teen knocked it out of her hand. She further claimed her intention was only to scare him and not to hurt him.
Vela was booked on preliminary charges of battery with a deadly weapon and criminal confinement with a deadly weapon. She remained in Johnson County Jail in lieu of a $28,000 bond.