A 46-year-old Palmetto woman decided life under President Donald Trump was too much to bear and stabbed herself in the stomach three times with a kitchen knife earlier this week in an attempt to end her life, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
“I heard the screaming,” said neighbor David Hopkins. “I’m paralyzed and in a wheelchair so it’s not easy to get up, but I heard someone screaming in a panic to call 911.”
A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to the call, locating the woman outside of her house with “blood all over,” her legs, hands and face.
The woman told the deputy, “I’m tired of living in Trump’s country, I’m tired of Trump being president.”
EMS personnel began treating the woman. Inside the home, the deputy found “a large amount of blood on the floor in the residence of the kitchen, bathroom, and living room,” the incident report states.
The woman was taken to Blake Medical Center under a trauma alert and, though her condition was not listed, was conscious.
She was being held at the hospital under Florida’s Baker Act.
“I strongly believe there is a substantial likelihood that without care or treatment the person will cause serious bodily harm to herself and/or others,” the deputy wrote. “I believe that (she) is unable to determine for herself whether the examination is necessary.”
The woman admitted to authorities she has been held under the Baker Act in the past for attempting to hurt herself.
Most of the neighbors who talked to the Bradenton Herald didn’t want to be identified given the close nature of neighbors residing just mere feet away. Some newer residents of the mobile home park said they were shocked to hear of something so severe.
Other longtime residents said it was just another day at Carlyn Estates.
“ The night before that happened, another lady was running through the neighborhood naked yelling for someone to please (have sex with her.) I hope she gets the help she needs,” said Donna White, a 24-year resident. “I don’t think she did it to try and die.”