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Man Saws Off, Cooks Own Foot to Avoid Work
NBC Chigago News ^

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcchicago.com ...


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1 posted on 03/27/2012 12:58:25 PM PDT by marthemaria
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To: marthemaria

What a waste. The least he could have done is serve it up with a side of fava beans.


2 posted on 03/27/2012 1:03:05 PM PDT by bgill
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To: marthemaria

He can still do a sitting job.


3 posted on 03/27/2012 1:04:20 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: bgill
The least he could have done is serve it up with a side of fava beans.

Yuk, fava beans are gross!

4 posted on 03/27/2012 1:07:18 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (No matter what you post here, someone's going to get pissed off......)
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To: marthemaria

He doesn’t have a...

ah crap, I can’t do it.


5 posted on 03/27/2012 1:09:51 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I tried to buy a hoodie today but the store manager said they had all been shoplifted.)
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To: marthemaria

Boy Trapped in Refrigerator Eats Own Foot


6 posted on 03/27/2012 1:10:19 PM PDT by YourAdHere (I'm questioning Obama's patriotism!)
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To: marthemaria
"The food was too badly burned to reattach."

hate it when you overcook your food.
7 posted on 03/27/2012 1:11:30 PM PDT by pricilla (one should always try to be smarter than the equipment one is operating - Amajato)
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To: pricilla

Lol.. I saw that too!!!


8 posted on 03/27/2012 1:12:59 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: marthemaria

How can he expect to collect unemployment, he doesn’t have a leg to stand on...

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9 posted on 03/27/2012 1:17:31 PM PDT by flatfish
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To: marthemaria

Foul play is afoot.


10 posted on 03/27/2012 1:23:09 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: marthemaria

What entitlement culture??

Well, he could have just ballooned up, wore diapers and pretended to be mentally distured as an “adult baby”.


11 posted on 03/27/2012 1:25:42 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: marthemaria

Well, with a name like Url, maybe he could host web sites....


12 posted on 03/27/2012 1:29:05 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: marthemaria

I didn’t know they had democrats down under


13 posted on 03/27/2012 1:29:54 PM PDT by wild74
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To: cripplecreek

He stole that from Jabberwocky


14 posted on 03/27/2012 1:31:27 PM PDT by molson209
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To: marthemaria

How do you say” I want 99 weeks like those Americans get” in Austrian?


15 posted on 03/27/2012 1:32:54 PM PDT by lakeman (Semper Fi)
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To: cripplecreek

Fillet of sole?


16 posted on 03/27/2012 1:34:49 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: marthemaria

"It's a shame what guys like me are
having to resort to now that
cross-dressing is considered normal!"

17 posted on 03/27/2012 1:44:33 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: lakeman
Or as Obama would put it...

How do you say "malingerer" in Austrian.

Oh, wait. He would be a democrat - never mind.

18 posted on 03/27/2012 1:48:57 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Typed using <FONT STYLE=SARCASM> unless otherwise noted)
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To: marthemaria

This little piggy went to market............ this little piggy stayed home......this little piggy was roasted....


19 posted on 03/27/2012 1:50:23 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Newtrition - soul food for a starving America.)
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To: cripplecreek

LOL!


20 posted on 03/27/2012 2:14:42 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: wild74

Austria is in Europe.


21 posted on 03/27/2012 2:53:23 PM PDT by encm(ss)
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To: marthemaria; mikrofon; martin_fierro

He could get a job as a foot-cooker. A niche market, true, but he could dominate the field.


22 posted on 03/27/2012 8:10:41 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Then move on to finger food.)
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To: Puppage

23 posted on 03/28/2012 11:03:29 AM PDT by Daffynition (On Andrew Breitbart: In his honor, I'll fight harder...He'll be back and he'll be millions.)
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