Mary Woodrum threatens to decapitate man, baby with butcher knife, deputies say

Man claims Fla. Keys woman accused family of stealing her cocaine

Mary Woodrum is accused of threatening to decapitate a man and his baby with a butcher knife.

BIG PINE KEY, Fla. – A Big Pine Key woman was arrested Friday night after she threatened to kill a man and his baby with a butcher knife, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.

The man, his girlfriend and their two children, a 7-year-old and 3-month-old, were renting a room from Mary Woodrum, 55, at her house. They told deputies she had been making threats since they moved in two weeks ago.

While watching television, the family heard her yelling, so the man opened the door and saw Woodrum approaching him with a butcher knife, sheriff's spokeswoman Becky Herrin said.

Woodrum told the man she was going to decapitate him and do the same to his baby, Herrin said.

The man said Woodrum had accused his family of going into her bedroom and stealing her cocaine.

Woodrum was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault.

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