Home Depot Shopper Grabs Saws, Gashes Own Arms
He's in surgery after gruesome, bizarre incident
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 11, 2013 12:13 PM CDT
File photo of a Home Depot sign.   (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

(Newser) – A man deliberately cut himself with saws in the aisles of a Home Depot store in suburban Los Angeles yesterday, creating a gruesome scene in front of several customers that left him severely injured, police said. The man was in the store's tool section and went unnoticed until he began grabbing several small saws, including one meant to cut sheet rock, and started using them on his arms.

"He cut both arms with hand saws down to the bone," said a police spokesman. Officers received several 911 calls and arrived to find the man lying unconscious in the aisle in a pool of blood. An off-duty paramedic from the Pasadena Fire Department helped apply makeshift tourniquets with help from store employees, and the man, thought to be in his 40s, was undergoing surgery.

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Grasshopper
Apr 19, 2013 7:25 PM CDT
"The home Depot. You can do it we can help."
uthink
Apr 12, 2013 5:21 PM CDT
Very specifically not covered under Black & Decker warranty.
MaximusFubaris
Apr 12, 2013 4:29 AM CDT
"LA Skill-Saw Massacre".......coming to soon to a Theatre near you! ....see your local listings for showtimes an dates