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Man Cuts Off, Then Microwaves His Hand

By Susan Duclos     Jan 10, 2008 in World
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 hell."
A man whose name has not been released, called 911 after he cut off his hand and cooked it in his microwave because he believed he bore the "mark of the beast", according to Kootenai County sheriff's deputies.
He is in his mid twenties and is now being held in the mental ward of Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
The sheriff's Capt. Ben Wolfinger, said there were no visible marks or tattoos as well as stating "He put a tourniquet on his arm before, so he didn't bleed to death," and "That kind of mental illness is just sad."
A hospital spokesperson would not say, citing patient privacy, whether they had attempted to reattach the hand but Capt. Wolfinger has made the statement that the hand had been "somewhat cooked" by the time deputies had arrived.
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