Butter Knife Surgery Attempt Gets Glendale Man a Psych Hold And Hospitalization

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Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 12:59 PM
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From the Department of Don't Try This at Home comes this doozy from the Glendale News-Press:

A 63-year-old man was discovered -- alive and naked on a lounge chair outside his house -- with a knife protruding from his belly.

This happened early Sunday evening in the 1000 block of Columbus Ave. What was the guy trying to do?

Perform surgery on himself with a butter knife. His hernia was bothering him, he said.

Needless to say, the man was hospitalized and put on a psych hold by cops, according to the News-Press.

Oh, and that hernia operation? It's a 30-minute procedure, apparently.

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