Bizarre: Austrian man chops off his own foot to evade work
Linkedin

Bizarre: Austrian man chops off his own foot to evade work

Graz : Austria | Mar 26, 2012 at 9:33 AM PDT
XX XX
Views: Pending
 
Graz, Styria in Austria

Report By: Nina Rai

Vienna, 26 March, 2012

Nearly everyone must have heard the saying ‘cutting one’s nose, to spite the face,’ but imagine cutting off your foot just to avoid going to work. Can anything be more bizarre than this?

But, this is precisely what happened to an out-of-work Austrian man who deliberately sawed his foot off, allegedly to evade a health check on whether he was fit to work or not, said the police.

According to the Austrian broadcasting service ORF, the 56-year old Austrian had the appointment on Monday for the labor office to check on his health.

However, with just an hour before the scheduled meeting, the Austrian got hold of an electric saw from his workshop at home. He then held his left leg against the electric saw and severed his foot just above the ankle.

Bleeding heavily, this guy from the province of Styria then clinically chucked off his foot into an oven. He then hobbled to his garage and called an ambulance.

When the police arrived at the scene the distressed Austrian was still conscious but had lost a lot of blood. He was immediately flown by plane to a hospital in Graz.

According to the police, emergency services had searched in the oven and were able to recover the foot. The severed foot was taken to the hospital but it was so badly burned that though an emergency operation was performed on the guy, the team of doctors were not able to reattach his foot. However, otherwise, his condition is said to be stable.

Source: Vancouver Sun

Also Check Some Offbeat News:

100-year-old mysterious parcel set to be opened in Norway town

Kate’s teeth photoshopped to look rotten on US Mag cover (Video)

'Sexy Mandarin' online class with lingerie-clad models slammed by feminists

Bizarre Orvillecopter – Value of cat-helicopter rises tenfold at €100,000

Texas College Student survives being hit by speeding bus (Video)

US Teen ‘Bites’ Bulldog – Charged With Animal Cruelty

Daredevil US Climber tightrope walks across Chinese Canyon at 1.8 km alt (Video)

$1M lawsuit filed by NY Grandma against Apple Inc. for broken nose

66-year-old Swiss Lady Pastor gives birth to twins (Video)

Miraculous Escape: Two kids walk away unscathed after falling off moving van (Video)

Bizarre: California man arrested for allegedly cooking and eating cats (Video)

1 of 2
Next
Graz is the 2nd largest city in Austria after Vienna. Vienna is the capital of Austria.
Nina Rai is based in Mangaluru, Karnataka, India, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
Report Credibility
 
  • Clear
  • Share:
  • Share
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
 
 
 
Advertisement
 

News Stories

 

Blogs

 >
  • Discover: Graz | Where To Travel

      favouriteplacestogo.com
    Learn how.Graz is the capital of Styria (Steiermark) and the 2nd largest city of Austria. Graz is the. ... During 15th century Graz became the capital of inner Austria (refering to Styria, Carinthia and Carniola) under the Habsburgs. Graz has a rich .
  • Interview with Franz Sauer | RAW

      raw.tristanjud.com
    I grew up in Styria, the green heart of Austria. I'm living and working in Vienna since 1982. My first experience in serious people photography and nude art was in 1985. After a long pause from 1990 to 2006, I found my way back to my real ...

Images

 >
 

More From Allvoices

Report Your News Got a similar story?
Add it to the network!

Or add related content to this report

Most Commented Reports



Use of this site is governed by our Terms of Use Agreement and Privacy Policy.

© Allvoices, Inc. 2008-2014. All rights reserved. Powered by PulsePoint.