Guinea Pig Hatter Accused of Throat-Slashing Gesture — to Kids

Suspect already faces animal cruelty charge

A Virginia man facing an animal cruelty charge is now accused of threatening children.

A woman told police Charles Woodson, 41, of Front Royal, made a throat-slashing gesture toward her three children last week.

Woodson is already charged with animal cruelty. He skinned a guinea pig to make a Davy Crockett style hat, police said.

Woodson told the Northern Virginia Daily he killed the animal humanely and at worst he’s guilty of a hunting violation.

On Tuesday, a hearing was held to determine whether his $2,500 bond should be revoked because of the latest accusation.

A judge ordered a mental evaluation, and Woodson was due back in court Wednesday for another hearing on this latest charge.

His hearing on the animal cruelty charge is scheduled for May 18.

Woodson faces up to a year in jail and a $2,500 fine if convicted.

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