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Man Tears Off Own Penis, Blames Mushrooms

He almost died from blood loss
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 25, 2013 1:09 AM CDT
Updated Jun 30, 2013 4:29 PM CDT

(Newser) – Something weird is in the mushrooms in Michigan's Ypsilanti Township: Police say a man ripped off part of his own penis, almost killing himself through blood loss, after taking hallucinogenic mushrooms. Cops found the naked, screaming man outside a school after responding to a late-night burglar alarm, the Detroit Free Press reports.

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"He really wasn’t saying much at all—a lot of yelling and screaming," a police spokesman says. "He wasn’t making sense. They couldn’t really communicate with him in terms of constructive conversation." The man, a native of Columbus, Ohio, was nearly dead by the time they got him to the hospital. Police say he has no history of mental illness or extensive drug use and blood tests will be carried out to see if the mushrooms were laced with anything. (Read more mushrooms stories.)

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