VIGO COUNTY (FTN) – A Vigo County murder investigation took a strange twist Wednesday afternoon.
Last month, FTN first told you about a Mr. Potato Head that was found dead in a makeshift construction site.
Police charged one-year-old Alexander Essex in Head’s death.
FTN has learned Head has now been charged for faking his own death.
According to police, Head was spotted fully in tact in a toy box located in Essex’s room.
“He was pretty baked,” Sheriff Woody told us. “We are going to make sure he fries for this.”
While police arrested Head, FTN learned Essex went to the scene and began attacking the potato.
Witnesses say at one point Essex began ripping Head’s mustache, mouth, and nose off…oddly leaving his eye in tact.
“Honesty, I doubt we will charge Essex for the attack. He spent a month of his life being treated like a potato killer. He didn’t eat tater tots…French fries…anything involving potatoes. He’s been through enough,” the sheriff told us.
Head is currently in pieces on the counter while Essex attempts to take a nap.
We will continue to follow this developing story and bring you more information as soon as it becomes available.