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Murder Suspect Threw Victims Arms At WitnessesKIRKSVILLE, MO – After running this site for almost a decade, and writing 3372 articles, it’s rare that I type out a headline that seems too surreal to be true.

My Daddy Ate My Eyes Out, Man Dies After Eating Cocaine Out Of Brother’s Ass, and Crash Caused By Woman Shaving Her Vagina While Driving are just a few titles that come to mind, and now I have this one.

There aren’t a lot of details surrounding the actual murder, but on Sunday, police responded to a call regarding a burning vehicle at a public housing complex.

Once there, officers found 49-year-old Paul R. Potter standing near a burning vehicle and two burning apartments. In their report, the officers say they watched as Potter hurled two objects at nearby witnesses.

Those two objects turned out to be a pair of human arms.

Police and firefighters would find the arms’ owner in one of the burning apartments. Both of the apartments were strewn with blood, but one contained the armless corpse of Potter’s neighbor, who had also been stabbed multiple times. Witnesses say Potter had been involved in some kind of altercation earlier in the day.

Police allege Potter had set the fires in an effort to cover up the murder of his neighbor, and had blood on both of his hands. Potter was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, second-degree arson and felony tampering with a motor vehicle. He is being held on a $1 million cash only bond.

Authorities are withholding the identity of the victim until his family could be located and notified.

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  • Sam

    Wow. I can just imagine the look on this guy’s face when he realised he picked up the wrong thing as he was rushing out of the burning building. I imagine it’s quite difficult to stab a witness’ eyes out with an arm.

  • daMonBrooks

    The town is about 3 hours east of me. Anything east of my rural ass stops being Missour(ee) and turns into Missouri(uh). No point to my comment. Fin.

  • JGo555

    Well,he’s got the insanity defense thing simply because it was all plausible until HE HURLED BODY PARTS AT PEOPLE!!

    Crazy train, here’s a passenger for you!

  • newstarshipsmell

    I blame He-Man toys.

  • OutOfBubbleGum

    I hate common land, community associations, and condo fees. Every year, the board demands we raise fees. It killing me. It seems like every year, the nay sayers, me, lose by one vote. They’re not building any new units, so there’s no way to sway new voters.

    Dam’it, there’s got to be a way of getting just two more votes, but how?

  • newstarshipsmell

    As stated in the forums, the rumor mill is apparently already speculating his wife was the victim. What a shame she fell for his disarming smile (not included in picture.) This will likely inflame the community.

  • EveryVillainIsLemons

    The right to bear arms: you’re doing it wrong.

  • newstarshipsmell

    ^ I predict this comment wins.

  • http://www.facebook.com/stsalas Sandi Teresa Salas

    Why am I not shocked this happened in Missouri? I lived there for a year and that was long enough for me.

  • JohnQknowitall

    o_0

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=736546181 Michael Heldman

    He was Armed and dangerous when they arrived on the scene.

  • Gee

    Visuals of witnesses ducking, bobbing and weaving to avoid getting hit with arms. This just made me LMAO I have been here way too long now. This shit is too funny

  • http://www.facebook.com/JaimeMConfer Jaime Confer

    He was probably one of those kids who broke his Stretch Armstrong.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=736546181 Michael Heldman

    I’m going to go out on a limb and say this guy might be crazy.

  • alphatroll

    Kirksville? Holy shit, I heard about this one on the local news last night! Too bad I didn’t stick around for the full story.

    In Kirksville’s defense, it’s their first murder in 6 years.

  • Athena

    I wonder what it’s like to get a human arm hurled at you. I bet it takes a second to sink in.

  • CT

    Hands down this guy had one leg up on his victim. RIP armless man.

  • newstarshipsmell

    As far as surreal D’D headlines go, my favorite is still Canadians Killed By Flying Bear.

  • daMonBrooks

    I second that. I picture a live, active bear flying around killing Canadians with vengeance.

  • LoKi4778

    Yes, he must’ve thought he heard “The right to TEAR arms”…

  • LoKi4778

    I just had a thought of him doing the “this guy” thumbs with the dismembered arms…

  • LoKi4778

    It’s one of those things that you see and you go “is that…no, that can’t…” and then it hits you… the arm, that is, then the realization…

  • Gee

    It took two seconds for me to start LMAO…. Then I wondered if he was giving people the two thumbs up :)

  • Athena

    Right? I flew to St. Louis for business, once, and it must be the most un-tourist-friendly major city in the country. It was such an unfortunate combination of lame/sketchy, we actually drove 100 miles north to Hannibal to go on a damn Mark Twain river boat ride. I saw my first Mennonite that day. My business partner, an east coast native, turned to me and said, “You know how you can tell they’re Mennonite and not Amish? They have buttons on their clothing.” I found it quite interesting. Then dude whipped out a smart phone with a hip-hop ringtone. I couldn’t help but giggle.

  • daMonBrooks

    We have Mennonites in our town, I’m painting with a really REALLY broad brush, but they are a lot more friendly towards blacks than the Amish. They also wear cool hats, and eat fast food. Take that any Amish reading this!

  • Sam

    Amish with Internet? :P

  • daMonBrooks

    I tried to be funny again. Opps.

  • http://twitter.com/elphud Pfad Rhamses XV

    Suck eyeballs Rip arm off. The new year begins on a positive note.

  • Gee

    LMAO…. Ha Sam nice pick up. Nice Try Damon!

  • Gee

    Not if you use the fingers correctly… :)

  • daMonBrooks

    One day Gee, one day.

  • Sam

    It’s certainly one way to fulfil that ‘this year I will lose weight’ resolution.

  • Buffettgirl

    I’ll bet the community is really up in arms over this…

  • Sam

    wouldn’t it just be too much like hard work though, chasing after them waiting for rigor mortis to set in? :P

  • OutOfBubbleGum

    Dam Missouri police never let me finish the song. :-(

    The Hokey Pokey

    You put your right hand in,
    You put your right hand out,
    You put your right hand in,
    And you shake it all about,

    You do the hokey pokey
    and you turn yourself around
    That what it’s all about.

    2) left hand
    3) right foot

    4) left foot
    5) head
    6) butt
    7) whole self

  • Evangelos

    Bravo! +1 internetz to you good sir for making my nose burn from my soda as I nearly drowned laughing.

  • techsupp0rt

    They shouldn’t have tried to infringe on his right to bear arms!

  • Simplyatomic

    Hey hey hey! I sliced open my brothers Stretch to see what was inside and I am happy to report I have thrown no arms at anyone.

  • Simplyatomic

    I bet they were sorry they were within arms reach.

  • JGo555

    Dodgeball EXTREME!!!

    *see what I did there?!)

  • http://www.facebook.com/timothymatthewmurphy brain_bomb

    On a side note: that story about the younger brother eating the coke to cover for his brother still saddens me. I have discussed the dangers of eating coke out of someone’s ass with family and friends and explained that it’s much safer and fun to do it off of some titties.

  • LeaveMeBe

    And boy was it a whopper.

  • LeaveMeBe

    LMAO!

  • LeaveMeBe

    I totally got it and I thought it was hilarious! SO was this comeback. Sometimes gee and Sam are slow, but they’re super cute so we usually give them passes. :)

  • LeaveMeBe

    I guess I should be thankful I’ve only ever had someone flip me the finger and not throw me the arm.

  • daMonBrooks

    Fist, I love getting emails with replies, it makes me feel part of the community, secondly: ,my sense of humor is so dry I’ve accept I’m not funny and prob an ass. Totally thrilled you got it tho :-)

  • Heather_Habilatory

    I CAN’T BELIEVE SOMEONE DOWNVOTED YOU! That is HILARIOUS.

    Ah they’re just pissed they didn’t think of it first.

  • Heather_Habilatory

    That was pretty damn good.

  • Heather_Habilatory

    I seriously adore you.

    DON’T DELETE THIS, BITCHES.

  • Heather_Habilatory

    When they do something, they really go all out, don’t they?

  • Heather_Habilatory

    PEOPLE OF MISSOURI! I BEG YOU! END THIS NEEDLESS VIOLENCE! LAY DOWN YOUR ARMS!

  • LeaveMeBe

    I think you’re funny and I think it takes all kinds of humor to make the world go round. As for being an ass if we’re totally honest with ourselves, aren’t most of us? ;)

  • newstarshipsmell

    LOL

  • newstarshipsmell

    … and 8 months from now some indignant first time poster will arrive to tell us all what insensitive heartless bastards we all are and that we’re going to hell.

  • Heather_Habilatory

    A LIMB. LMFAO.

  • Heather_Habilatory

    They’d be right about the first part!

  • LeaveMeBe

    You’re right, and we’ll all come back here and see just how damn funny we are and laugh ourselves silly all over again.

  • onlyme356

    Just when you think nothing sicker or more bizarre can happen, it does. I don’t remember the title, but I still give cred for the Magnotta write up. Can’t remember if it was Morbid, I want to say that there were two great write ups on that. This site’s name “Dreamin Demon” does live up to it’s name though. I once read a story (and I dare not say which one because I don’t want anyone reposting it) that creeped me the fuck out so much that I left the site for about 3months or so. I couldn’t get the picture out of my head for weeks and I was afraid to go to sleep every single night. It was horrible. I hope that fucking story never comes back up in any way, but in all seriousness it traumatized me. Don’t ask me why I still come back and read more shit.

  • wastintime

    That comment says it all, actuly.

  • wastintime

    How many arms can a crazy man chuck, if a crazy man could chuck arms?

  • Sam

    To be fair, probably right about the second part too… ;)

  • Gee

    Well there is always someone who gets a little butt hurt. I see a few of us got down voted. I am still laughing my ass off

  • Gee

    The cute one still doesn’t get it…… Help a sister out. :)

  • Heather_Habilatory

    Nah, cuz there is no such thing. We’re safe!

  • Sam

    You mean i stocked up on snacks for the handbasket for nothing??

  • newstarshipsmell

    Damn, now you’ve made me real curious.

  • Buffettgirl

    I don’t know if any of you have watched Amish Mafia, some of them do have internet access because they’re carrying smart phones… Not trying to be contrary or anything, I just happened to notice that last night.

  • kimbev69

    i bet they were heavy

  • EveryVillainIsLemons

    You actually went to Hannibal? My condolences. It’s the tourist trap that made Branson jealous.

  • LoKi4778

    He was just looking to reach out and touch someone, he just wanted a longer reach…

  • midniteshadows

    LMFAO!!! Yep, got that image in my head too.

  • midniteshadows

    Sounds about right.

  • midniteshadows

    OMFG! Shooting coffee out the nose. A new D’D sport.

  • Whatevn

    Once again…

    Stories like this, make people think this place cant be a legit site.

  • LeaveMeBe

    Honeybaby, he knew there wouldn’t be any Amish reading it BECAUSE it was a comment on the internet. That was the whole joke. :)

  • LeaveMeBe

    It also appears you have a downvote stalker. You should feel honored! I’ve never had a downvote stalker and I’ve tried my best to get one. *pout*

  • LeaveMeBe

    I watched that show once. I have a hard time believing it was real. You think it might be true?

  • Gee

    You see it’s obvious ones that get me… LOL

  • Gee

    there down voted… :)

  • LoKi4778

    On the contrary, police witnessed him disarming himself…

  • Buffettgirl

    If the explanation they give in the beginning of the show is correct, about how they haven’t made their final “vows’ (using that for lack of a better word) to the church and are therefore not “full Amish” yet then yes, I think it could be true. Much stranger things have happened, all you have to do is spend 15 minutes here to figure that out! ;-)

  • LeaveMeBe

    I guess so. I just have a hard time believing any of that is true and I can’t bring myself to watch it.

  • LeaveMeBe

    You love me so it’s just not the same, but thanks for trying.

  • Buffettgirl

    Killjoys I tell ya, killjoys!

  • http://www.facebook.com/schofieldmisty Misty Sue

    I cant make myself click “My Daddy ate my eyes out”

  • Candy

    That they KNOW of…

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