Man cuts off own head with chainsaw

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  1. Floh

    Floh Former Member

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    Man cuts off own head with chainsaw after flat is earmarked to be bulldozed by developers

    A ‘vulnerable’ man cut off his own head with a chainsaw after being ordered to move out of his home to make way for developers, police believe.
    David Phyall’s severed head was found beside the power tool inside his housing association flat shortly after receiving his eviction notice.
    Detectives were today investigating the possibility that the 58-year-old killed himself rather than leave his home of eight years.


    More: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...nsaw-flat-earmarked-bulldozed-developers.html
     
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  3. Floh

    Floh Former Member

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    To me, this demonstrates 'care in the community' is sadly lacking. :(
     
  4. Kiki

    Kiki New Member

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    That poor man. He was obviously very sick.
     
  5. kline

    kline New Member

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    I would certainly agree with that prognosis.
    I can honestly say Ive never heard of anyone doing that before.
    I worked with a delusional patient once who cut off his hand with a band saw then threw it in a microwave so it couldnt be reattached because he thought '666' was tatooed on it.
    I thought that took determination but I think this tops it.
     
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    miss_vegemite New Member

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    Wow, that's sad:confused:
     
  7. Floh

    Floh Former Member

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    You see, i honestly don't understand how he managed to do it . . .
     
  8. Lucy's mom

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    Here's another one of those "how on earth???" cases. I just viewed the "woman cuts her own umbilical cord, baby dies" right before this one. I just don't get it!
     
  9. dingo

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    Wouldnt he have bled to death before his head fell off?
     
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    ugh.

    That is sick and sad.
     
  11. KrisNine

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    There was a story that happened around here awhile ago. The man cut off his mother's head and then tried to cut off his own.

    Seriously...there is some unusual things happening these days..

    Oh, here's the case that happened here:

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,270994,00.html
     
  12. mkay882

    mkay882 ~~~Roll Tide~~~

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    :eek: I doubt it....Ugh
    Wouldn't the saw have gone through the neck pretty quick?

    That is really sad. To think you have absolutely no options left but to end your life.
     
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    A ‘vulnerable’ man cut off his own head with a chainsaw after being ordered to move out of his home to make way for developers

    This is so sad
     
  14. SeekingJana

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    This is one of the most pitiful things I have ever read. The poor man and any family he might have somewhere.
    OMGosh, to torture one's self mentally with the thought of doing this is almost unimaginable, then to decapitate yourself with a chain saw. I didn't know this was possible. I wish I had never known. Ugggghhh.
    I wish he had gotten some caring and help somewhere.
    Maria
     
  15. Filly

    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:How awful. How very sad. How bad off could this man have been do do such a thing? I mean I'd think a person would be destitute enough to kill themselves, but a power tool? :eek:
     
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    I don't mean to be flip about this story but I have to say i've known a few men in my life that i wish would take their cue from this guy. Ok, I know. Just sayin'.
     
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    I just cant work out how he done it but Im not going to put too much thought into it:)
     
  18. GlitchWizard

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    Maybe you can send the article to them in the mail. Just write "Just saw this and thought of you." xxxooo
     
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    :laugh::laugh::laugh:

     
  20. liltigress

    liltigress Fighting The Good Fight

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    Ack!! Whut? I'm sitting here thinking how that's possible. Chain saws have a trigger. How on earth could he have kept pulling that trigger after initial contact, much less to go all the way though his neck? Guhross! I agree, I put way too much thought in this. Ugh! But... come on. How could he hold the chain saw up for that long? They aren't light weight.

    It listed the possible cause of death of Mr Phyall as ‘complete transaction of the neck’ and ‘chainsaw wound to the neck.’
    Bolded by me.

    Something smells funny there.
     
  21. XcomSquaddie

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    I suppose he could have jammed the trigger/switch to keep it running. Maybe he laid on the floor and let gravity finish it.

    I would think "complete transaction of the neck" means the head was severed completely. "Chainsaw wound to the neck" would describe the same type of wound.

    Putting way too much thought into this: Say he lays on his side and pulls the chainsaw, hard, down on his neck. If its a high power job, it would cut fast. Being on his side, his neck is a bit off the floor, so if he loses his grip, gravity and the cutting action would pull the saw down to the floor.

    As someone said, that takes determination to take yourself out that way.

    What are you thinking that "smells funny"?
     

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