Sarasota, FL – A Florida man, and his daughter, have been arrested and charged following an intensive investigation by the Sarasota Sheriff’s Office Agricultural Unit that began on August 11; the day that a Snapchat video of a raccoon being burned alive in a dumpster began circulating online.
On Sept. 2, the sheriff’s office announced the arrest of 30-year-old Alicia Kincheloe and her father, 63-year-old Roddy Kincheloe. In a press conference led by Sheriff Kurt Hoffman, the grim details that took place on August 11 were recounted. According to Sheriff Hoffman, Roddy Kincheloe initially stabbed the raccoon with a pitchfork and left the animal for dead in a dumpster. He and his daughter went to lunch and when they returned, the raccoon was still alive. At this point, a flammable liquid was poured into the dumpster, on the raccoon who was still alive, and set on fire.
Alicia gleefully recorded the raccoon being burned to death and when it was over, she appeared to be jubilant, proudly stating that “We just toasted his a**.” Adding, “Who’s hungry?”
She proceeds to use the pitchfork to remove the raccoon’s charred body from the dumpster and disposes of it off camera. Sheriff Hoffman explained that her actions secured a charge of Tampering with Physical Evidence, in addition to Aggravated Animal Cruelty.
Alicia’s father, Roddy, is also facing a felony charge of Aggravated Cruelty to Animals, and according to Sheriff Hoffman, this adds to his growing criminal history, which includes charges in the past for prostitution, domestic violence, drugs, and contempt of court. As Sheriff Hoffman stated in the press conference, Roddy’s extensive criminal history is “what you would expect from a scumbag” who could commit a disgusting act of animal cruelty like this.
Please add your name to the petition today! What Alicia and Roddy did to this raccoon is reprehensible and they must be held accountable for their appalling behavior. This case has garnered attention from across the nation and we want to ensure that court officials are aware of the public’s support for putting these two individuals behind bars for as long as possible.
We the undersigned demand that Alicia and Roddy Kincheloe are held responsible for cruelly burning a raccoon alive. We are petitioning for Alicia and Roddy to receive the maximum punishment allowable by law for their felony charges of Aggravated Cruelty to Animals and Alicia’s charge of Tampering With Physical Evidence.
*Alicia and Roddy have already been released from jail on bond.
Note: Individuals are presumed innocent until they have been found guilty in a court of law. Animal Victory relies upon the authorities and the court system to determine guilt or innocence.
Update 10/04/2023: VICTORY! Alicia Kincheloe was found guilty of the charges of aggravated animal cruelty and tampering with evidence both of which are felonies, authorities announced, on Oct. 4. Her sentencing is on Dec 19 and she faces a maximum of five years in a state correctional facility on each of the charges. Animal Victory is ecstatic with this outcome!! We anxiously await Roddy Kincheloe’s case outcome. His trial date is yet to be scheduled.
Update 5/11/2023: Animal Victory has learned that Alicia and Roddy Kincheloe have their jury trial set for 7/24/2023 at 9 a.m. in room 4A.
Update 2/8/2023: Animal Victory has sent the petition and signatures directly to Judge Thomas Krug. Court has been continued to April 6, 2023, for Alica Kincheloe. CMC, and as grounds would state as follows:
1, The Defendant is not in custody.
2. The Defendant is charged with Aggravated Animal Cruelty and Evidence Tampering.
3. The State and the Defense are conducting depositions of essential witnesses on February
4. This stipulation for a continuance is submitted in good faith.
Update 1/26/2023: Animal Victory sent petition and cover letter to the judge.
Update 12/19/2022: Both defendants are due in court on 02/09/2023 at 8:30 a.m. in courtroom 4A with Judge Krug Thomas.
Update 10/19/2022: Both defendants are due to appear on 12/01/2022 at 8:00 am in courtroom 4A Alicia
Update 10/4/2022: Animal Victory has sent 16,035 signatures to State Attorney Andrew VanSickle.
Update 9/26/22: Criminal felony arraignment for both defendants is scheduled for October 14, 2022, at 9 a.m. in courtroom 4B of the Sarasota County Judicial Center.
Update 12/19/22: The next court date for both defendants is February 9, 2023, at 8:30 a.m. in courtroom 4A with Judge Krug Thomas.