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Two Charged With Trying to Forcibly Remove Tattoo on Housemate

Maryland officials say two men who tried to forcibly remove a tattoo from a housemate’s arm have been charged with attempted murder and assault.

Wicomico County authorities say the 31-year-old victim was savagely beaten after an argument at a Hebron residence early Monday.

Investigators say 33-year-old Paul Martin Hurst of Hebron and 35-year-old Cary Lee Edwards of Williamsburg, Virginia, then tried to unsuccessfully carve a tattoo from the victim’s arm before dousing his arm with a flammable liquid and setting fire to it.

Authorities say the victim was in critical condition at a Baltimore burn center.

Investigators believe those involved in the incident may be affiliated with Juggalos, a cult fan base of the rap-metal duo Insane Clown Posse. The FBI has labeled the Juggalos as a loosely organized gang.