Safe Mode: On
Homeless Man Severs His Own Arm With Homemade Guillotine

Seems to be more to this story, than what was reported!!







A homeless Washington man has lost his arm in a gory accident this Halloween weekend. Police say the guillotine unexpectedly dropped on the man’s shoulder Thursday, severing his arm, at a makeshift camp where he was living.



After the accident, the man and his severed arm were rushed to Harborview Medical Center with hopes of reattaching it after first walking to local clinic. CBS Seattle reports that one woman outside the clinic told an employee; “I hope that’s a Halloween costume,” referring to the man missing his arm.



The condition of the victim is not known at this time, but Bellingham police said in a release he was being transferred to Harborview in Seattle for further treatment.



KTLA reports that Officers say the guillotine was constructed out of 2 by 6 by at least 12-feet tall timbers that the man found by scavenging the local area.



“A lot of thought and a lot of work and lot of preparation went into making this device and it was apparent this individual used this device to sever his own arm,” Mark Young of the Bellingham Police told KOMO.



KOMO reports that while the injured man was interviewed by police, other officers grabbed a chainsaw and went to go dismantle the guillotine, which Young said looked just like ones you would see in medieval times.


Added: Oct-29-2011 Occurred On: Oct-29-2011
By: aranger45
In:
WTF
Tags: Homeless, Man, Severs, His, Own, Arm, With, Homemade, Guillotine
Location: Bellingham, Washington, United States (load item map)
Views: 10787 | Comments: 52 | Votes: 2 | Favorites: 0 | Shared: 0 | Updates: 0 | Times used in channels: 2
You need to be registered in order to add comments! Register HERE
Sort by: Newest first | Oldest first | Highest score first
Liveleak opposes racial slurs - if you do spot comments that fall into this category, please report them for us to review.
  • Just a bit of armless fun.

    Posted Oct-29-2011 By 

    (7) | Report

  • I'd cut my right arm off to be ambidextrous .

    Posted Oct-29-2011 By 

    (5) | Report

  • So this guy can McGuyver together a fucking dark aged execution machine out of sticks and rusty tin, but he cant figure out how to get a job.

    Posted Oct-29-2011 By 

    (5) | Report

  • Guess it worked....

    Posted Oct-29-2011 By 

    (3) | Report

  • Comment of user 'Riot_On' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
  • Be CAREFUL! That guillotine is armed and dangerous!

    Posted Oct-29-2011 By 

    (2) | Report

  • What equipment did the blade come from? I wonder.

    Posted Oct-29-2011 By 

    (2) | Report

  • What was he planning on using this guilotine for I wonder?

    Posted Oct-29-2011 By 

    (2) | Report

  • I think this asshole had evil intentions. Why a thing like that in his camp?

    Posted Oct-29-2011 By 

    (2) | Report

  • I hope he's not refering to the one in the picture because it looks like a POS.
    “A lot of thought and a lot of work and lot of preparation went into making this device and it was apparent this individual used this device to sever his own arm,” Mark Young of the Bellingham Police told KOMO."

    Posted Oct-29-2011 By 

    (1) | Report

  • See God does do things for a reason

    Posted Oct-29-2011 By 

    (1) | Report

  • "the guillotine, which Young said looked just like ones you would see in medieval times"

    There were no guillotines in the Middle Ages, they weren't yet invented then.

    Posted Oct-29-2011 By 

    (1) | Report

    • Comment of user 'Riot_On' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
    • @Valerie2007 LOL. Man.....

      Posted Oct-29-2011 By 

      (0) | Report

    • @Riot_On

      The Halifax Gibbet appears indeed to be the first recorded guillotine, but still, that was during the 16th century, not the Middle Ages.

      During the Middle Ages people were a lot more creative: people were either decapitated with axes or swords (the latter being reserved to nobility), by hanging (for crooks and thieves), by burning (religious and sexual offences), by the breaking wheel (bandits and homicides), by boiling (counterfeiters) or dismemberment (crimes against the nobility) More..

      Posted Oct-29-2011 By 

      (-1) | Report

  • Was it maybe a contraption for cutting firewood?

    Posted Oct-29-2011 By 

    (1) | Report

  • I must say, the comments are pretty terrible today. Everyone seems to be way off their game.

    Posted Oct-29-2011 By 

    (0) | Report

  • Comment of user 'Blue3tar' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
  • I'm sure he didn't build the thing to cut his own arm off as the article implies. It was probably for cutting firewood.

    Posted Oct-29-2011 By 

    (0) | Report

  • wow they celebrate Haloween in the homeless camps, what kind of candy do you want little boy?

    Posted Oct-29-2011 By 

    (0) | Report

  • Wheres the footage?

    Posted Oct-29-2011 By 

    (0) | Report

  • ...I'm hoping they reattached his arm as he was being admitted to the psyche ward...a homeless guy builds a guillotine at his bush camp - for what, opening cans of beans with flare??...scary...

    Posted Oct-29-2011 By 

    (0) | Report

  • Comment of user 'furious1' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
  • oops

    Posted Oct-29-2011 By 

    (0) | Report

  • The bum says: "You wanna buy it off me? It'll cost you and arm and a leg!"
    >:-)

    Posted Oct-29-2011 By 

    (0) | Report

  • Bevan, thats fuckin` hard.

    Posted Oct-30-2011 By 

    (0) | Report

  • Just as disturbing is existence of a homeless dude w/ his own homemade guillotine.... let alone accidentally chopping his arm off.

    Posted Oct-30-2011 By 

    (0) | Report

  • sad part is people do this kind of shit to get free benefits, be it money or drugs, i've seen some gross shit people have done to themselves just to get a script in hopes that its for life -- if he werent a vagrant i wouldnt have a clue as to why

    Posted Oct-29-2011 By 

    (0) | Report

    • @ant3diluvian I'd say this person has a mental disorder that would qualify him for as much help as needed. Sane people dont cut off their arm for welfare benefits. Even drug addicts dont do this.

      Posted Oct-29-2011 By 

      (-1) | Report

    • @Pure_Adrenaline nope, drug addicts just eat glass thinking its pizza, lie about pains at these clinics[huge list in itself right there], purposely split themselves open with knives or on bottles, pick there skin off like it were a scab [is gross to see] and the list goes on and on -- most lie so much to themselves and their family it becomes a self fulfilling prophecy and they become hypochondriacs. This is a very real and rampant issue.

      like i said, if he werent a vagrant and lived a normal l More..

      Posted Oct-29-2011 By 

      (2) | Report

    • Comment of user 'timerider2009' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!