Note: Avoid Regional Specialties In Idaho

I’m too astounded to opine, except that I wonder where he would have tried to shove his fist if he’d seen Mary on it instead. Bizarrely, the AP quotes the christian bible in their “reporting” totally out of sequence at the end of the story writeup, as if we’re all on the same “page” if you know what I mean. Eeesh. Snip:

Man Cuts Off, Microwaves His Own Hand
A man who believed he bore the “mark of the beast” used a circular saw to cut off one hand, then he cooked it in the microwave and called 911, authorities said.
The man, in his mid-20s, was calm when Kootenai County sheriff’s deputies arrived Saturday in this northern Idaho town. He was in protective custody in the mental health unit of Kootenai Medical Center.
“It had been somewhat cooked by the time the deputy arrived,” sheriff’s Capt. Ben Wolfinger said. “He put a tourniquet on his arm before, so he didn’t bleed to death. That kind of mental illness is just sad.”
It was not immediately clear whether the man has a history of mental illness. Hospital spokeswoman Lisa Johnson would not say whether an attempt was made to reattach the hand, citing patient confidentiality. (…)


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