Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Head(less)line of the Week


The Daily Beast: Man Beheads Self in Virginia/8.31.11

"A man in Virginia beheaded himself Tuesday after an apparent domestic dispute. Police responding to a call about the dispute noticed a burning utility trailer and a white SUV nearby. They also noticed that the driver of the SUV had tied a cable around a tree, run it through the car window, and wrapped it around his neck. When police tried to get him to exit the vehicle, he accelerated and decapitated himself. 'Nobody has ever heard of anything like this,' the local sheriff said."

In other news, there's ingenuity in Virginia.

I kid, of course. First of all, the guy in question was from Chicago; second, what drove him to the point of deciding to, oh, you know, take his own head off was apparently an argument with his ex-wife. And that I can understand perfectly.

7 comments:

Matt Osborne said...

Nothing like a woman to make a man lose his head, eh?

Riles said...

Zing!

also...

JESUS CHRIST! That'll teach her?

Temmere said...

Supposedly there was a samurai who managed to cut off his own head, way back when, apparently because slicing his belly open just wasn't badass enough. I don't know WHAT word to apply to this guy.

Al said...

Keeps trying to leave but they keep pulling him back in.

Anonymous said...

Its not actually that unusual. I think the craziest I ever heard was a man in England who created an insane Rube Goldberg machine in his kitchen to take his head off with a chain saw.

kanye said...

I blame Obama.

CNNfan said...

No! Probably ain't the x-wife. Poor guy must've just bought a new car.

Twenty five thousand bucks for a new car and it comes with a timing chain made of plastic.

Printed brochure at the dealer says change the plastic timing chain in 40,000 miles, or blow the motor.