Florida man, daughter accused of burning raccoon alive in dumpster

‘We just toasted his a--, who’s hungry?’, woman says in video, according to deputies

Alicia and Roddy Kincheloe (Courtesy: Sarasota Sheriff's Office)

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. – A Florida man and his daughter are facing felony charges after a video posted to social media showed them burning a raccoon alive in a dumpster, according to authorities.

According to the Sarasota Sheriff’s Office, 63-year-old Roddy Kincheloe and his 30-year-old daughter, Alicia, are facing aggravated animal cruelty charges.

Alicia Kincheloe is also charged with destroying evidence.

Officials said the arrests came after an “one of the most extensive investigations ever” by the agency’s agricultural unit.

“Members of the agency’s Agricultural Unit were notified August 11 of a Snapchat video that showed a small racoon in a dumpster. The (raccoon) looked at the camera and was not showing any signs of aggression, however, the narrator of the video...Alicia Kincheloe, stated the racoon was ‘mean,’” a sheriff’s office news release states. “Additional video clips showed Kincheloe’s father...hosing down the dumpster which appears to be smoking while Alicia says, ‘we just toasted his (a--), who’s hungry?’ The video then captured the inside of the dumpster where the charred remains of the animal can be seen on camera.”

Deputies said Alicia Kincheloe told them that “after returning from lunch that day, she found the dumpster smoldering. Alicia went on to say she and Roddy used a gas can that was filled with water in an attempt to extinguish the flames but once the dumpster began to ‘flare up,’ Roddy used a nearby hose to put out the fire.”

Roddy Kincheloe corroborated the story to deputies, according to the sheriff’s office. Later that day, deputies seized the gas can and tested the liquid inside, which turned out to be highly flammable.

“Through continued investigation, deputies identified nearby surveillance video which captured the incident and showed Alicia reach into the dumpster using a pitchfork to pierce the dead racoon and remove it,” the sheriff’s office said. “Video surveillance also captured a woman arriving just after the animal was removed.”

The woman told deputies that she went to meet Alicia Kincheloe after seeing the videos

“The woman told deputies that upon her arrival, Alicia admitted that her father initially used a pitchfork to stab the animal. Alicia further admitted that after she and Roddy left for lunch and returned to find the animal still alive, Alicia poured gasoline on the animal while Roddy set the animal on fire,” deputies wrote. “The woman further confirmed to deputies that Alicia removed the dead animal in an attempt to hide it from law enforcement.”

Records show the two bonded out of the Sarasota County Jail.

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