Q: HOW MANY NAILS CAN A SUICIDAL CRYSTAL METH FREAK SHOOT INTO HIS OWN BRAIN AND STILL LIVE LONG ENOUGH TO GET HIMSELF TO A DOCTOR?
He was 33 years old, he was addicted to crystal meth, or ice, he was feeling suicidal, he just couldn't take it anymore.
So in a moment of chemically warped clarity, or insanity, he picked up a nail gun, loaded it with an assortment of nails measuring one and a half to two inches long, and then he started firing them into his skull.
He shot six nails into his right temple, two more below his right ear. When that didn't work, he pressed the nail gun to the left side of his head and shot another four into his brain.
It is unknown whether he ran out of nails, went out to score some more meth, or just got bored with the whole suicide trip, but he didn't go to see a doctor straightaway. That took some time.
And when he showed up he complained of headaches (!).
He then tried to claim he had had a "nail gun accident".
Twelve nail gun accidents?
He later admitted the nails got inside his skull via a series of failed suicide attempt.
"Surgeons removed the nails with needle-nosed pliers and a drill, and the man survived with no serious lasting effects, according to a report on the medical oddity in the current issue of the Journal of Neurosurgery.
"The nails came close to major blood vessels and the brain stem but did not pierce them. The patient was in remarkably good condition when he was transferred to Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, where the nails were removed.
The patient was later transferred to psychiatric care and stayed under court order for nearly a month before leaving against doctors' orders."
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