On Tuesday, September 15, cops arrested a woman with 3,714 weapons in her trailer.
According to CNN, deputies arrived at Nickole Dykema’s Florida home Tuesday night to assist probation and parole officers who were trying to issue felony arrest warrants. Dykema had armed herself with a sword and was advancing on the officers. After Dykema tried to stab one of the deputies, the police fired several beanbag rounds from a shotgun, and then used a stun gun to finally arrest her nearly five hours later.
“The Taser had the desired effect, and Dykema, 47, fell to the ground,” the press release said.
The authorities later searched the home and found thousands of knives, swords, machetes and hatchets. Hernando County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Denise Moloney said each room in the trailer had at least 500 weapons, many of them covering the walls. No firearms were found.
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Denise said she wasn’t sure exactly why Nickole had some many weapons, but it appeared as though she was “obsessed with them.” Not only that, she said it also appeared to be something satanic going on as Nickole had an altar with skulls arranged around it. She said she had also “‘booby trapped’ many of the bladed weapons, blankets, floors inside, and even the yard outside the residence.”
“It appears there was some satanic thing going on,” Moloney said. “She had pictures of pentagrams, there were fake body parts, the kind that you can buy from the Halloween store, and skeletons on the wall with knives protruding out of them.”
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According to WTSP, Dykema had violated her probation when security footage showed her slicing the screens on her neighbor’s houses on Eldorado Avenue in Brooksville. Her neighbors said she had been terrorizing them for months prior to her arrest.
“I was just petrified all the time,” neighbor Dorothy Clagg said.”She had a habit of banging on the inside of her house all the time on the walls, and screaming and hollering.”
“Everyone in this neighborhood was scared of that woman everyone around here,” said neighbor Fuzz Spisok.
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Dykema was charged with assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest with violence, property damage and three counts of probation violation. She is being held at the Hernando County Detention Center without bond.
“She definitely tried to swing at one of the sergeants with a very large weapon. He would’ve been well within his rights to both legally or morally, and ethically to use deadly force on her. The fact that he didn’t is his call,” Sheriff Al Nienhuis said. “It’s by the grace of God that everyone went home safe.”
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