GLENDALE (AP) — Police say a Southern California man stuck a butter knife into his belly in a failed bid at self-surgery to remove a painful hernia.
Glendale police Sgt. Tom Lorenz says officers called to the 63-year-old man’s home Sunday night found him naked on an outside patio lounge chair with a 6-inch butter knife sticking out of his stomach.
The sergeant says that while waiting for paramedics, the man pulled out the knife and stuffed a cigarette he was smoking into the wound.
Lorenz says Tuesday that the man wasn’t screaming or complaining about pain.
The man was placed on a psychiatric hold and taken to a hospital. His name isn’t being released.
Lorenz says the man’s wife told officers her husband was upset about the hernia.
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