Skip to comments.Man Kills Self With Homemade Guillotine
Posted on 06/10/2010 12:46:23 AM PDT by nickcarraway
A depressed Russian engineer built a macabre homemade guillotine to commit suicide in his bedroom, Pravda reported Tuesday.
Troubled Albert Repin told his parents he was building a closet at their Moscow home.
But behind his locked bedroom door, the 47-year-old divorced man was secretly building a chilling replica of the 18th century killing machine -- famously used to behead enemies of the French Revolution.
Repin spent several days assembling his DIY guillotine out of plywood, rope, and metal sheeting.
Finally, he climbed into position before cutting the rope to release the heavy, makeshift blade.
"The guillotine did not cut off his head completely only because the metal was not sharpened," a local police spokesman said.
Repin's parents asked his brother to kick down the bedroom door when he wouldn't respond to calls.
The shocked sibling burst in to find Repin's body slumped beside the horrifying execution device, Pravda said.
Relatives say he never got over his divorce, which happened several years ago.
I feel that way sometimes. I’m just too cowardly to kill myself.
I’m sure CSI-Topeka (or some other crime/law TV show) will pick this story up for shock value.
Moral of the story: Never lose your head over a little bit of tail.
Stay that way. Things get better, especially if you make hat happen.
F’r instance, typos...”hat”=”that”. God Bless you, FRiend.
I hadn’t thought of making a Guillotine. I’ll have to keep that one on reserve for when our country total commie! lol.
I doubt things will ever get better to tell you the truth.
Here you go:
He’d be so disappointing if he wasn’t dead. RIP.
That's not the way to get "ahead" in life.
It's a shame he wasn't more "headstrong".
He'll never be the "head" of a major corporation.
All that work and he didn’t even sharpen it? What a dope...
I guess he lost his head.
DisappointED. That his device wasn’t 100% effective.
“Relatives say he never got over his divorce...”
Well. I guess he’s over it now.
His psychologist probably suggested a hobby or personal project to stave off his depression...
Once an engineer, always an engineer.
I imagine most folks have thoughts of suicide at times. I know I did. Not too much lately. Things were pretty bad for awhile there years ago. But... day by day goes by and things CAN get better. One piece of advice I heard was “wait a day”. And if you still thought like it, “wait a week”, etc. I forget where the advice ended (a year!?)
The other saying I like is “Suicide - a permanent solution to a temporary problem”.
I had an accident and came a half-inch from death last year. Dieing was the last thing I wanted to be doing then! Things and attitudes change.
All of that said, if my wife divorced me and caused me so much pain that I would want to kill myself, I would probably set the guillotine up on her front doorstep so she could find me. And make sure the blade was sharp!
I think the divorce was just the final rung of a very broken ladder. He has more general issues, probably like me.
Is it available for rental now? I Shirley could use it!
Poor guy was so eager to end it all that he couldn’t wait until he had sharpened the blade.
"IT'S GOOD TO HAVE A HOBBY."
I need to get to bed, but if you don’t mind, I’ll say an extra prayer for you.
Sometimes, a detail or two escapes you when you are preoccupied.
Well, if Pravda said it, it must be true.
Sad to see a human so depressed he can't stand living but apparently this guy was serious about doing it right and quick.
Prayers for him and his family.
thanks. I think it might be seasonal in my case, once a twice a year I get weird for a couple weeks.
The idiot should have tested it on his EX first, then decided if he wanted to experience it personally.
May I suggest prayer?
Its not too bad for me. Probably seasonal.
prayer doesn’t hurt.
You got it, GeronL, and a big ethernet hug.
No kidding, if that had been me, id have sharpened that thing untill it could split a hair.
Me too, until I started thinking of all the reasons to live. Just the thoughts of being there to see Barry voted out in 2012 should be reason enough to hang in there. Think of the parties we'll have after he and the other traitors are convicted.
What no duct tape?
His last words, “Just a little off the top, Comrade Barber”.
The only thing certain in life is change, and not all bad. (Not Obama “change”, but things get different.) Some change is bad, some good. Sometimes the bad is dominant, but others the good is. It is what you will make of it, to lessen the bad, to further enhance the good. And amidst it all, there are blessings to be counted. I pray you find your blessings, great and small, and that they multiply.
Perhaps he was just answering an advertisement for a do-it-yourself weight loss system...
‘Want to lose 10 lbs of ugly fat, quick?’
from MAD Magizine a long long long time ago.
AP Reuters Photos
Man Slices Own Head Off in Supermarket Suicide
May 7, 9:16 am ET
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (Reuters) - A South African man died trying to cut his own head off with a butcher’s band saw in a major supermarket, police said on Wednesday.
Superintendent Jay Naicker said the Shoprite Checkers store in Richards Bay had been ready to close on Monday when the man wandered in and headed for the meat department. “He just walked in, went to the band saw machine and switched it on,” Naicker told Reuters. “Apparently he knew what he was doing. He put his neck to the blade and it cut about half way through before he fell to the floor.”
Naicker said the man, later identified as 31-year-old Emmanuel Gumbi, was pronounced dead at the scene.
He said police had turned up no motive for the suicide, which stunned staff and shoppers at the store in northern Kwazulu-Natal province.
He should have tested the device on the girl first! lol
When the story was connected to FoxNewsHouston, I thought this was a Lone Star State event. Kind of disappointed that the russian guy decided to do come up with this in his home country.
Well, if you don’t like soccer, and that’s all that is on the local news, you might resort to desperate measures.
King Louie was deposed for he had no “head” for the business....Marie Antoinette found out and was quite ...”beside herself”.!
When guns are outlawed.....
Man. You gotta hand it to the Russians. Nobody can plumb the depths of misery like they can. I swear, they almost seem to enjoy it sometimes.
I built one too when I was a kid!
That looks like something Joe would find.
There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice.
Well, I beg to differ. I despise the term ‘permanent solution to a temporary problem’. Is it really temporary if it lasts 30 years? Been dealing with mental illness my whole life. Came DAMN close to suicide last April. Threw away a bunch of important items. But the Marine in me said Stay in the Fight. So here I still am.
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