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Yavapai County Man Cuts Off Girlfriend's Finger With Sword So She Could "Earn His Trust," According to Police

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Most trust-building exercises entail things like telling someone a secret or having someone fall backwards as the other person catches him or her. It seems 48-year-old Ronald Gene Olivier is unfamiliar with these approaches, because in attempt to "trust" his girlfriend, he chopped her finger off with a sword.

The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office says, on December 12, Olivier spent the majority of the day drinking beer and getting upset.

After getting good and hammered -- as well as nice and pissed off -- Olivier locked both his girlfriend and his mother in a room for no apparent reason and went and got his sword.

After threatening to kill both women, and hitting the girlfriend with the sword, Olivier seemed to develop said trust issues with his lady friend, telling her that in order to gain back his trust, he wanted to chop off her pinky finger.

After being threatened with death, the woman reluctantly put her finger on a table, and Olivier hacked it off with his sword.

When the girlfriend -- now sans one finger -- tried to track down her missing appendage, Olivier refused to let her look for it, so she escaped from the room where she was being held and ran to a neighbor's house.

When police got to the scene, Olivier had run away, according to his mommy, but returned home a few hours later, where police were waiting to slap the cuffs on him.

Olivier was booked on two counts of kidnapping per domestic violence, two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of preventing use of a telephone per domestic violence, criminal damage, and resisting arrest.

As for the pinky: Olivier's girlfriend may want to make the switch from gloves to mittens this winter because paramedics were unable to reattach it.

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