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Man cuts off, cooks hand
Jan 09 2008 09:03:45:960PM
A man who believed he bore the "mark of the beast", has used a
circular saw to cut off one hand, then cooked it in a microwave and
Hayden, Idaho – 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 police, authorities said.
The man, in his mid-20s, was calm when Kootenai County sheriff's
deputies arrived on Saturday in this northern Idaho town. He was in
protective custody in the mental health unit of Kootenai Medical
"It had been somewhat cooked by the time the deputy arrived,"
sheriff's Captain Ben Wolfinger said. "He put a tourniquet on his arm
beforehand, 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 spokesperson Lisa Johnson would not say whether an
attempt was made to reattach the hand, citing patient confidentiality.
The Book of Revelation in the New Testament contains a passage in
which an angel is quoted as saying: "If anyone worships the beast and
his image and receives his mark on the forehead or on the hand, he,
too, will drink the wine of God's fury."
The book of Matthew also contains the passage: "And if your right
hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for
you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into
Wolfinger said he did not know which hand was amputated.
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