Saturday, June 25, 2011
Stupid Comes in England, Too
June 17, 2011
A British man, Sean Murphy, 38, was annoyed by a wart on his middle finger. He decided to remove the offending growth himself. His scalpel of choice: a shotgun.
The man succeeded in removing the wart and most of his finger in the process.
To compound matters he was sentenced by a magistrate to 100 hours of community service in lieu of jail time, and court costs of $160, for the illegal possession of the shotgun, for which he had no license and which he claimed to have found in a hedge.
In a subsequent interview he expressed relief at not being sentenced to jail and said he was pleased to be rid of the wart, insisting it was worth the loss of his finger.
Since the incident he no longer is able to shoot anyone the bird.
He was not ordered to undergo psychiatric evaluation.