Meredith Lowell, a 35 year old radical animal rights activist living in Ohio has been charged with attempted murder after stabbing a woman in a church for wearing “fur boots.”
Ironically, it turned out the victim was wearing FAUX “fur boots.”
This is not the first time Lowell has lashed out with violence against innocent people wearing fur.
Lowell was arrested last year for a similar attack at a Whole Foods when she targeted someone she believed was wearing fur.
She punched her victim then tried to stab her because her jacket had fake fur on the hood.
Per Metro, in March 2012, Lowell was indicted in federal court in Cleveland after authorities said she posted on Facebook that she wanted to hire a hit man to kill someone wearing fur.
Per Heavy, Lowell, then 27, said she wanted to escape from a home where her parents and family ate meat, wore wool and used animal products. She told the undercover agent, according to documents, “So all of the speciest things I have mentioned…make me want to have the hit even sooner so I can get out of my house and hopefully get closer to ending the fur industry which is our goal.”
The full criminal complaint can be read here.
The stabbing happened shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday at Fairmount Presbyterian Church in Cleveland Heights.
According to the police report, the victim had taken children she babysits to the church for choir practice when the suspect, Meredith Lowell, came up and stabbed her.
The victim suffered two stab wounds to her arm and abdomen. She was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
When officers arrived, a bystander was restraining Lowell. Police applauded the actions of those in the church for putting their safety at risk to help the victim.
The Fairmount Presbyterian Church said the children were moved to secure room until their parents arrived.
Cleveland Heights police said they believe Lowell’s motive is similar to that of her past crimes. In 2012, she was charged with attempting to hire a hit man to kill a person wearing fur. The victim in the latest incident was wearing faux fur boots.