Skip to comments.Man Saws Off, Cooks Own Foot to Avoid Work
Posted on 03/27/2012 12:58:23 PM PDT by marthemaria
In a desperate bid to keep collecting unemployment, an Austrian man reportedly sawed off his own foot and then cooked it, just to be sure it couldn't be reattached and foil his plan.
Just before he was due for a health check with jobs officials, Hans Url, 56, of Mitterlabill, held his leg to his circular saw and sliced off his foot at the ankle, the Daily Mail reported.
He then tossed his severed foot into an oven to prevent doctors from possibly reattaching in his bizarre bid to remain on unemployment.
"The planning was meticulous," police spokesman Franz Fasching said. "He waited until his wife and his adult son had left the house and he was alone."
Police said they were investigating the case as a possible suicide attempt.
After he hacked off the foot, a profusely bleeding Url was airlifted to a hospital in Graz and almost died en route, according to a hospital spokesman.
"The food was too badly burned to reattach. All we could do was seal the wound," the spokesman told the Mail.
That might not help the 56-year-old stay out of work, though, according to a spokesman for the Austrian Public Employment Service's local job center.
"Even now losing a foot does not automatically mean he will not be able to work," the spokesman, Hermann Gossinger, said.
"We will see what work we can find for him," Gossinger added. "This is a tragic case but it will not help the man."
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What a waste. The least he could have done is serve it up with a side of fava beans.
He can still do a sitting job.
Yuk, fava beans are gross!
He doesn’t have a...
ah crap, I can’t do it.
Boy Trapped in Refrigerator Eats Own Foot
Lol.. I saw that too!!!
How can he expect to collect unemployment, he doesn’t have a leg to stand on...
Foul play is afoot.
What entitlement culture??
Well, he could have just ballooned up, wore diapers and pretended to be mentally distured as an “adult baby”.
Well, with a name like Url, maybe he could host web sites....
I didn’t know they had democrats down under
He stole that from Jabberwocky
How do you say” I want 99 weeks like those Americans get” in Austrian?
Fillet of sole?
"It's a shame what guys like me are
having to resort to now that
cross-dressing is considered normal!"
How do you say "malingerer" in Austrian.
Oh, wait. He would be a democrat - never mind.
This little piggy went to market............ this little piggy stayed home......this little piggy was roasted....
Austria is in Europe.
He could get a job as a foot-cooker. A niche market, true, but he could dominate the field.