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Flash525

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#1 6 years ago

Some people are too stupid:

An unemployed Austrian man has sawed off his left foot, apparently to avoid being found fit enough to go back to work.

Police said the "desperate" 56-year-old man deliberately sliced it off above the ankle with a mechanical saw and threw it into an oven.

The man, from Mitterlabill in southern Austria, then hobbled into his garage and called an ambulance.

He sliced his foot off just a few hours before he was due to have a health check with the labour department on whether he was fit to work, Austrian broadcaster ORF reported.

When police arrived, the man was still conscious but had lost a lot of blood, local police chief Franz Fasching said.

Emergency services "looked in the oven and were able to recover the foot," Mr Fasching said.

"The foot was taken the hospital but it was so badly burned that it cannot be sewn back on."

The man was flown to hospital in Graz, where he was said to be in a stable condition.

Austrian Man Saws Off His Foot And Threw It In Oven To Avoid Going To Work | Strange News | Sky News

I'm assuming, as this fellow was due for a meeting to have a health check, that he suffers from some sort of mental condition; which would explain his actions. Suffice to say, he'll probably find himself in a psychiatric ward soon, and will undoubtedly get his wish. :rolleyes:




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#2 6 years ago

For a second there, I thought it would be where he got a shit-ton of medical benefits. I can't imagine what it was that he did for a living before he was unemployed, but it must have been pretty shitty.

I've heard of people breaking legs and doing crazy things to get medically discharged from the military, but it's rare that you see people trying to get out of working a day-job.


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#3 6 years ago
Aerilon;5627139I'm assuming, as this fellow was due for a meeting to have a health check, that he suffers from some sort of mental condition; which would explain his actions. Suffice to say, he'll probably find himself in a psychiatric ward soon, and will undoubtedly get his wish. :rolleyes:

Maybe he just really, really loved being on disability leave...

I know someone that went on disability leave after injuring their back at work and managed to stay on disability for over two years, claiming the original injury continued to cause problems. Thankfully all those shenanigans ended when the insurance company caught her on camera lifting furniture while helping a neighbour move.

Still, chopping off one's own foot to avoid going back to work? He couldn't have tried... I don't know... Getting a job that wasn't so bad that he'd cut off his own foot just to avoid it? What a disturbed individual.




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#4 6 years ago
Police said the "desperate" 56-year-old man deliberately sliced it off above the ankle with a mechanical saw and threw it into an oven.

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#5 6 years ago

Something from this article has stuck with me, and that's why the hell did he put his severed foot in the oven? Was he trying to discard of the evidence, destroy his foot enough that it could not be reattached or was he simply trying to cook himself a meal? He goes through all the trouble of cutting off his foot and the best place he can think of putting the severed limb is in the oven?




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#6 6 years ago

I think that right there is a fairly good indicator of his mental state.




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#7 6 years ago

Maybe he was hungry?




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#8 6 years ago

And some chicken nuggets wouldn't have sufficed? WTF




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#9 6 years ago

Well if I purposely cut off my leg, I would at least see what it tastes like. I mean, it no longer serves a purpose right? =p




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#10 6 years ago
Schofield;5627368Well if I purposely cut off my leg, I would at least see what it tastes like. I mean, it no longer serves a purpose right? =p

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