This has to be one of the most extreme and bizarre cases of insurance fraud. Gerald B Hardin has been charged with crimes in relation to claims he and another person cut off the hand of a third person to collect a payout.
Hardin is the only person charged in the federal indictment and the other two people are not named.
The story goes, in 2008 Hardin and the other person used a pole saw, not the most elegant of amputation tools, and purposely cut off the third person's hand. That person was rushed to a local hospital where attempts to reattach the hand were unsuccessful.
Posted by: peet
October 16, 2011 |
In northeasy Philly, a man was found to have used an electric saw to perform a self amputation.
While cutting off one's own appendage is weird, this guy cut off his arm just below the elbow, THEN, cut the hand off the now separated arm.
He then hid the parts in his home.
via CBS Philly