California man tries to repair hernia with butter knife.
Glendale, CA, United States
July 27, 2011 02:42 pm EDT
Health, Medical Conditions, Health, Health Treatment, Medical Procedure/test
A 63-year old California man was recuperating in the hospital Tuesday after he tried to repair his hernia using a butter knife.
The man attempted the operation on his stomach using a 6-inch butter knife, to the alarm of his watching wife, who quickly called police. She told police her husband was tired of waiting to get the surgery and took matters in his own hands.
When Glendale police, they found the man lying on a lawn chair with the knife protruding from his abdomen. The man was cool as butter and cooperated with the officers.
The man, whose name was not released, was transported to the Los Angeles County USC Medical Center where he is getting the care he needs.
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