Sean Murphy, a 38-year old security guard from South Yorkshire, England, shot himself in the hand trying to remove a wart from his left middle finger with a stolen shotgun at a garden center in Doncaster.
Except for the fact that he lost his finger, this ingenious idea landed him in court for using an illegal firearm, and he was handed a 16-week suspended prison sentence, not to mention that he lost his job.
Murphy had suffered with the wart on the joint closest to the tip of his middle finger for more than five years.
He said: “It was hurting a lot and causing my finger to bend. I’d been to the doctors and tried all sorts of things but it wouldn’t go.
“I didn’t expect to lose my finger as well when I shot it but the gun recoiled and that was it. The wart was gone and so was most of my finger. There was nothing left, so no chance to re-attach it.”
It appears that on the day of the incident Murphy had a drink or eight. Shocking, right?