We’ve heard of nightmarish customer service experiences, but one Home Depot shopper created a nightmare of his own making when he reportedly grabbed a saw and tried to hack off his own arms inside the store. His fellow customers were apparently a bit disturbed at the scene because a man was trying to cut his own limbs off in public. Yikes.
The Los Angeles Times says the man calmly walked into the store yesterday afternoon and grabbed a couple of handsaws.
“He just began sawing away,” an officer told the LAT. “He was pretty much intent on doing what he did.”
While he didn’t succeed in completely severing his limbs, he managed to cut both arms down to the bone as terrified customers called 911 in a panic. When police arrived, the man was passing out. Again, because he tried to cut off his own limbs.
An off-duty paramedic happened to be in the store and ran to assist officers with twine and rags to fashion tourniquets and get the blood to stop flowing. The man was taken to a nearby hospital, where he underwent surgery.
Police say the store was shut down for the rest of the day… because a man tried to cut off his arms in front of everyone.
Pardon me while I spend the rest of the day shuddering in horror.
Man cuts his arms with saws at Home Depot [Los Angeles Times]