The rise of “teen wolf” culture in the United States (basically Twilight-lovers who dress goth, wear tails, fangs, and contact lenses) seems harmless enough. But there is one infamous “werewolf” who has been tied to the subculture that seems a bit more dangerous. The threat, however, seems directed at pets, not people.
We are talking about the case of Wolfie Blackheart, real name Sarah Rodriguez. She’s 18 years of age and lives with her mom in San Antonio, Texas. She’s infamous because a few months ago, a photograph leaked out which was taken in her house – the photo is that of a severed dog head, as seen here:
The story, according to My San Antonio, goes like this: “Wolfie” was informed of a dead dog, said to have been hit by a car. The dog had gone missing from its owners’ backyard for a few weeks at this time. So Wolfie goes out to retrieve it, takes it home, cuts its head off, boils the head, and then ends up with a nice dog skull as her trophy.
And it sounds like she’s done this before. Listen to her quotes:
“People make the mistake of hacking the spine, which will fracture the skull. You also have to put (the head) outside for the brains to leak out.”
The photo of the dog head, taken by somebody else, ended up on the internet, and that spawned an animal cruelty investigation by Animal Care Services and the San Antonio police. Protesting that she is simply interested in taxidermy, Wolfie said “I would never kill a canine. I am a canine.” and “I would be more likely to hurt a human than a dog anyday.”
Cops investigated her bedroom, a place decorated with anime and wolf posters, and cleaned skulls of a boar, ram, and coyote. Says Wolfie’s mom: “Wolfie does have a bloody refrigerator, but they’re all dead animals.” The body of Rigsby the dog was not found.
Wolfie’s mother Lisa Rodriguez doesn’t seem to have a problem with any of this, as long as her daughter doesn’t sever any animal heads in front of her. Take it to the woods! Wolfie dropped out of high school early, and also has a bit of a criminal history, involving carrying of weapons on school campus (a skinning knife), a burglary accusation, and an animal mutilation charge.
Wolfie has Tourette’s syndrome, which causes her to yip, a result of head trauma suffered in a car crash about a decade ago, her mother said. And she’s into a lifestyle that involves bondage, which necessitates a dog collar. “The collar means I belong to someone. It’s not a fashion statement.” She’s also a member of a wolf pack. “I’m a wolf, and I have a group of other friends who are canines.
Says mom: Wolfie would never harm an animal. She likes road kill.
Wolfie's skull collection.
Wolfie in a Harry Potter shirt, which sorta dilutes her street cred.