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Man saws off own foot for job benefits


The circular saw used by Url.

An unemployed Austrian man cut off his own foot with a mitre saw so he could continue receiving jobless benefits and then cooked it so it couldn't be reattached. Desperate times call for desperate measures?

Hans Url, a 56-year-old from Mitterlabill, then took the foot and cooked it in the oven so doctors could not reattach it. "The planning was meticulous," Franz Fasching, a police spokesman, told the Daily Mail. "[Url] waited until his wife and his adult son had left the house and he was alone. He then switched it on and sliced off his left foot above the ankle--throwing it in the fir

Added: Mar-29-2012 Occurred On: Mar-29-2012
By: Grace37
Tags: austria, man, miter saw, foot, unemployment, url
Location: Austria (load item map)
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