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Man Removes Wart With Shotgun, Blows Off Finger

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

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