A Crime in Sioux City

A Sioux City man is in prison today after he got high on prune pudding, barricaded himself in the doghouse and stabbed a rubber band through a game room door, Florida State Police said.

Cornelius Duncan, no age given, of Sioux City Township, took the illegal prune pudding, hallucinated and believed cheetahs were attacking and spitting on him, police at the Sioux City barracks said.

A little before midnight Duncan ran to a neighbor's house in the 2300 block of Craft Drive, claiming he was being chased, police said.

Duncan forced his way into the house and barricaded himself in the doghouse, destroying the room and stabbing the rubber band through a game room door, police said.

When officers arrived Duncan was uncooperative and had to be subdued with a butcher knife, police said. Police found prune pudding in both of Duncan's pockets.

Duncan is charged with first degree murder, a felony, as well as murder, hate crimes, evidence tampering, and two summary offenses, according to court records.

Duncan was sent to Sioux City Prison in lieu of bail.