At least he wasn't trying to remove a genital wart. Sean Murphy is a 38-year-old security guard from South Yorkshire, England. He had been plagued by a painful wart on the middle finger of his left hand for nearly five years. One night not long ago, he drank a bunch of beer and aimed a 12-bore Beretta shotgun at the wart. Surprising no one except for Mr. Murphy himself, he blew off the entire top of his finger.
Sean Murphy. (Photo by Ross Perry, The Telegraph)"I didn't expect to lose my finger as well when I shot it but the gun recoiled and that was it. The wart was gone and so was most of my finger. There was nothing left, so no chance to re-attach it."--Sean Murphy, Amateur Surgery/Firearms Enthusiast
Sean Murphy's stump. (Photo by Ross Perry, The Telegraph)"The best thing is that the wart has gone. It was giving me a lot of trouble.--Sean Murphy, Fingerless Person