BELLINGHAM, Wash. (CBS Seattle) — A Washington man loses his arm from a homemade guillotine.

The guillotine unexpectedly dropped on his shoulder Thursday morning at a camp he was living at, severing his arm.

He left the arm behind after the accident and rushed to Bellingham Urology Specialists.

Evelyn Leuther, who works at the clinic, told CBS Seattle a woman passing by said, “I hope that’s a Halloween costume,” referring to the man missing his arm at the shoulder.

But the gore was real. Seconds later, another woman ran by screaming for someone to call 9-1-1.

Doctors and nurses from the office rushed to help.

“It was a sight,” she said. The scene lasted for 10 minutes before an ambulance took him to the hospital two blocks away.

Officers checked a wooded area near the clinic and discovered a camp believed to be the temporary home of the individual. At the camp, officers located the severed arm and a homemade guillotine, which the police then dismantled.

The condition of the victim is not known at this time, but Bellingham police said in a release he was being transferred to Harborview in Seattle for further treatment.

Comments (374)
  1. Mikey says:

    I’m trying to think of a witty remark but I’m stumped…

    1. Deb Anderson says:

      Thanks. I just sprayed coffee all over my monitor.

      1. P says:

        riiiiight…..and you still managed to type out a reply and post it.

        why do people say things that never happened? ugh

      2. Truth Teller says:


        Get a fking life loser!

      3. Scratchee says:

        P, he said all over his monitor, not all over his keyboard.

      4. Barry Ohshnitzickismki says:

        P – shut the hell up and go back to cleaning toilets. You have no sense of humor.

      5. Vince Bradley says:

        P – i just wanted to let you know that I’m willing to joust you to the dearth. That’s right, JOUST. Get on your horse and pick up your jousting stick, so I can thwack you in the eyes.

        DO IT NOW!!

    2. Chicago Nick says:

      That WAS good 😉

    3. Mike says:

      Did you hear about the guy in Boston who’s whole left side got cut off ? He’s all right now.

      1. jespasinthru says:

        Didn’t Jake The Dog tell that joke to the pretty watergirl creatures on Adventure Time? They liked the joke so much that they took him to a party in the Cloud Kingdom. In other words, that joke’s lame and we’ve all heard it before.

      2. Ben White says:

        Boooooooo,,, Hahahahahahhaa

    4. leslie says:

      OMG I just spit out my drink. That was funny

      1. Micah says:

        So you’re a spitter huh?

      2. Gerry says:

        Patty cake, patty cake, a bakers….., nope that won’t work anymore. Need a new game, I guess.

    5. Gary Millard says:

      Mikey +1

    6. bruce brinkmann says:

      Now that’s funny1 I don’t care who you are. That was funnier than watching midgets run track.

      1. Randy Bobandy says:

        Thanks for burning that image into my mind forever….

      2. Abia The Cat says:

        Then the cops come along and take his guillotine apart. So he has now been disarmed again. Twice in one day. Wow.

    7. WiseGuy says:

      “He left the arm behind after the accident and rushed to Bellingham Urology Specialists.”

      Urology? Which arm was that again? Sounds like it was his “short arm.”

      1. Aaron says:

        Your right, he should have went to the second hand shop.

    8. chip says:

      I finally got that….

    9. Joe P. Fritzbocker says:

      I’d give my right arm to know how this happened.

    10. Elle Dawkins says:

      I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

      1. jespasinthru says:

        Which one?

      2. Tom says:

        Wouldn’t that be a disarmed person?

      3. Aaron from S.D. says:

        Don’t fret, he’s only half armed

    11. kingfish12 says:

      I haven’t laughed at a comment so hard in years. I’m crying

    12. Rod Anders says:

      LOL. That was amazing!

    13. Tom says:

      Hey, he was trying to lend someone a hand.

    14. Pwanker says:

      P…He could have sprayed his monitor, cleaned it off then typed. Wanker.

      LOL Mikey!

      1. dsdsgf says:

        Of course all you dimwits that have commented on the montior thing haven’t even realized it’s a woman. Wanker

    15. Calvin says:

      He was just going to give the Occupy Bellingham protest a hand. Guess he really can now…..

    16. ZudZ says:

      NICE ONE!!! I digress!

    17. Kyle says:

      What stumps me is what the difference is btw an “elaborate” guillotine (pic comments) and a more pedestrian model? And which version did the ‘victim’ actually build. I guess “homemade”, as per the copy, could be elaborate. I’m just so confused …..

    18. rjunkin says:

      I also heard that someone robbed his place before the cops got there, but they found the guy and busted him for arm robbery.

    19. GozieBoy says:

      He certainly has a disarming personality!

    20. GozieBoy says:

      Policeman: “I warned you to stay away from sharp objects, Mr. Bobbit!”

    21. Jacque Bauer says:

      For someone who is not the sharpest blade in the drawer, he had the sharpest blade in the camp!

    22. Grizz Mann says:

      A Darwin Award finalist>

      1. Aaron from S.D. says:

        Nope, but he’s in arms-length of one

    23. Don Meaker says:

      If you pay tickets to see it, be sure to hold on to your stub…

    24. LMAO says:

      Arms will roll!

    25. RLABruce says:

      How about “runner-up in the Darwin Awards”?

    26. Lynne MacSorley Jackson says:

      Ummmm – OH-KAYYYYYY. Fist, he was making a guillotine, heaven knows what for. Next – it perfored the sort of taks it’s designed to perform (sort of). Then – he goes to a urologist – ????

      Way too wierd for me on several levels.

    27. ray b says:

      maybe he was looking for a hand out.

    28. ray b says:

      can he still join the army?

    29. suzydee says:

      You gotta hand it to him…..

  2. Kevin Sorrels says:

    For my next magical trick

    1. Gary Narberes says:

      …nothing up my sleeve…PRESTO!!

      1. m-songs says:

        Ok, now that was funny, too!

      2. King Arthur says:

        Very symbolic of what Western nations are doing to themselves right now by embracing multiculturalsim!

        Let’s take our country back – And it all starts by taking back our college campuses from the crazed left wing Marxists!

        Don’t wait! Support the Youth for Western Civilization today!

      3. Beavis says:

        Buh Bye to Rosie Palm…..and her five sisters

    2. Cheryl Allen says:

      That looks like punishment used for years by the judiciary. But they say when they are in positions of making decisions they are protected. Likewise when a House of Representative makes the same promise to constituents they are deemed as threats though by law protected activities. Is this a matter before the court as to if they have more authority than the legislature that created them and gave them the power to enforce constitutional rights not to take them.

      1. Cheryl says:

        And recently legislators said leave the punishment of legislature to us, we will decide if we discipline our own.

    3. BITE ME says:


  3. SlotMachineThief says:

    I knew Lefty. He was always willing to lend a hand and would give great hugs. Maybe not so much any more.

  4. Jerky Miester says:

    Geez …. Halloween must be approaching. Man looses his arm and shows up at a urologist office. Can’t make this stuff up!!

      1. Jerky Miester says:


      2. caligula says:

        🙂 Trick or Treat

      3. Jerky Miester says:

        OK, you did “trick” me.

        In a loose manner.
        v. loosed, loos·ing, loos·es

      4. Randy Bobandy says:

        I hate grammar nazis

      5. D'oh says:

        Yes, but his arm was on the loose!

    1. Fishsnot says:

      For the need of an “urologist office” sounds like he lost more than just an arm.

    2. Jimbo Limbo says:

      Maybe it was his “arm” and it was severed at the “shoulder” just to be kid-friendly?

  5. Jerky Miester says:

    Mikey …. Here. Hold my arm while I get my prostate checked. “Blu-Lump” !

  6. Motorshag says:

    Tah Da

  7. swilly says:

    its just a flesh wound! tis but a scratch.

    1. Randy Bobandy says:

      Very funny Sir Robbin!

  8. caligula says:

    dude…that’s not how you get rid of the clap.

    1. Roger in NC says:

      Was that the sound of one hand clapping?

    2. Fran Tick says:

      Now that was AMAZINGLY good.

  9. Alice Polarbear says:

    I guess, since he survived, this guy is ineligible to win this year’s Darwin Award.

    1. caligula says:

      but he IS eligible for the Def Leppard Award!

      1. lunid says:

        OMG, Def Leppard ref…that was gooood!

  10. John says:

    The man cuts off his “arm” and rushes to the urologist? Interesting. . .

    1. DOH says:

      Depends what he was holding at the time.

      1. Dee says:

        That’s a good one !

    2. DJ says:

      .. and there was a HOSPITAL TWO BLOCKS AWAY! You can’t make this stuff up.

  11. BarrySoetoroMustGo says:

    That’s what happens when you hold your hand out for more of Obama’s stash.

    1. Eric says:

      really? you found a way to link this to obama?

      1. Danny says:

        Agreed. Any fool can see this is Bush’s fault.

      2. DJ says:

        I think it’s rather apropos, actually. Lose your job. Lose your house. Lose your arm. All things that happen when 0BowMao is President.

      3. Thos Weatherby says:

        This guy lost half of his arms, Obama lost half of his brain.

      4. Dee says:

        Almost anything bad can be linked to Obama but not this I guess. Duh, do ya wanna blame Bush ?

      5. Philster says:

        Obama will be back next week for the leg.

  12. Jesterz Wraith says:

    Ok, really?
    Has anyone given thought as to just why this chucklehead had to have his very own, fully functional (proven), decapitation kit? Anyone?
    Well at least he was disarmed before he could harm anyone…

    1. Gerry says:

      comment of the night! everyone else……. go home

    2. SB says:

      Well, when you build a decapitation kit, you need to test drive it on the arm. If successful, move northward.

      Q: If a one-armed man camps out at ‘Occupy Bellingham’, how does he put deodorant on the armpit of the still-intact arm?
      A: He’s still OK. They don’t use deodorant at ‘occupy’ events.

    3. prutt says:

      yep the first thing i thought of. i get peeved at the news not asking this obvious questions or any mention ,This guy could sell these like pancakes to the drug cartels in mexico!

    4. retdetvet says:

      Guillotines don’t kill people. People kill people. (guillotines disarm people)

  13. Rough Rider says:

    Can I get a volunteer from the audience?

  14. Richard Henkle says:

    this guy is obviously a liberal as he is half way to giving up his 2nd amendment right to bear arms.

    1. deskboy says:

      Better than stumped! and that was very good.

    2. GozieBoy says:


  15. Mannie says:

    It worked.

    1. allen in gas town says:

      look ma no hand…

  16. RobX says:

    Well look on the bright side! His guillotine WORKED! He must be a pretty handy guy….ooops….not so much any more….I hope he didnt work as a handy man, but if he did I guess he could have a half off deal on his services now. I mean the ads write themselves….We are slashing our prices! Pay for one arm and the second one is free….from its socket that is.

  17. Orenthal says:

    Was he a Muslim?

    1. Randy Bobandy says:

      Nope voted for your Lord W.

  18. GD says:

    Off hand, I would say that most of these comments are off-the-cuff.

  19. Roman says:

    Lost an arm, went to a urologist.

    Well, what if he lost his genitals, would he then visit an eye doctor?

    1. WiseGuy says:

      Nope, brain surgeon.

      1. DJ says:

        Which brings up a great joke: “Six year old little Bobby was just about to put on his underoos when his attention drifted to his genitalia. Bobby asked, ‘Mommy? Are these my brains?’ Mommy replied: ‘Not yet, Son!’ ” bud-a-bump!

  20. Rainman says:

    What is the sound of one hand clapping? –Ghandi

  21. Lakewood Ed says:

    Don’t you hate it when people leave their guillotines laying around?

    1. carlos says:

      It’s one of my all time pet peeves.

  22. Roman says:

    Somebody, lend the poor chap a hand.


  23. carlos says:

    Famous last words: “Hey, watch this!”

    1. Jim says:

      Hey! Look what I can do!

      1. Joe P. Fritzbocker says:

        Hell, I can do that!

    2. Bud says:

      Hold my beer!

      1. Chuckles says:

        Look Ma, no hand!

  24. Jonas pARKE says:

    Another Darwin Award runner-up…

  25. josh says:

    This is definitely a result of government hand-outs!

  26. carlos says:

    His occupation before the accident was as a semi-successful wall paper hanger. Now he will be real busy.

    1. DJ says:

      Post of the day! Shut ‘er down!

  27. Chicago Nick says:

    Well give the man a hand … least one good thing to come from this is he won’t be able to do this stupid thing again with just one arm…

    1. Me says:

      Says you !!!!

  28. not sure says:

    He apologized to the Urologist,” Sorry doc, my head was supposed to be in there.”

  29. Me says:

    Hey buddy, can you lend a hand.

  30. Daniel Morgan says:

    I am interested as heck about the details of how this happened and why he had his arm under the blade???? Sounds too stupid to live anyways.

    1. me says:

      “You can’t fix STUPID”

      Ron White

      1. bruce brinkmann says:

        He will have to use his left hand to vote for Obama this time.

  31. me says:

    Better do a thorough background check on anyone buying plans to build a guillotine.

  32. Norm says:

    Hold ma beer!

  33. Doug says:

    How come everyone has missed the obvious : OFF WITH HIS HEAD ??

  34. carlos says:

    When guillotines are outlawed only outlaws will have guillotines.

  35. me says:

    Thank GOD he didn’t buy plans to build a DEATH RAY. LOL

  36. me says:

    Hmmmm, I know I put that down somewhere around here.

  37. bill says:

    aw the poor guys hArmless leave him alone

  38. argh says:

    One time … at camp … AAAAAAAAAGH!!!!

  39. Ben Dover says:

    The only reason I can think of as to why he rushed to a urology clinic is that the incident scared the P out of him.

  40. wayzataguy says:

    He survived singlehandedly.

  41. Wayzataguy says:

    He is a party anmal with a very disarming personality.

  42. R James says:

    Why did he have a guillotine? Was he using it on animals? Or people? I hope they follow up on this story.

    1. John_B says:

      Thank you R James, finally someone with a brain comments

    2. kris says:

      Great question! A guillotine?…. in a camp?… in the woods? Honey, did you pack the guillotine?

    3. Holugu says:

      He thought it’s an excellent tool for slicing hard salami.

    4. Finbar says:

      Obviously, he was using it on his arm. Sheesh!

  43. Madame Defarge says:

    Back to the drawing board.

  44. Jonathan E. Grant says:

    I guess he needed a hand with his guillotine.

  45. SuzieQ says:

    Awe, they dismantled and took his guillotine…Maybe he can find a used one at a second hand shop.

    1. dj says:

      Okay, I read all the comments and smiled at many of then, but yours made me laugh out loud — thanks!

    2. BS Detector says:

      That is not right. A Guillotine is not a firearm and everyone should have a right to have one.

      When the N.G.A. hears about this there will be hell to pay.

    3. Sling Blade says:

      He can find another one on Craigslist!

  46. David H. Swenson says:

    He wanted to find out from the urologist how to pee. It takes 2 hands to handle the whopper.

  47. LizardLips says:

    Looks as though Roseanne Barr will have to wait a little longer for her personal guillotine

  48. sean patriot says:

    Good, One less Obama voter

  49. Allen Ross says:

    At least it was the humane way to lose an arm.

  50. Bob says:

    Next time maybe build a deck or something….?

  51. texas bill says:

    gives his right arm to be ambidextrious

    1. Randy Bobandy says:

      Uh, dude, I think he is unidextrious now….

  52. Buck O'Fama says:

    If the women don’t find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.
    If they find you homeless, then they should find you handless?
    I think he needs to work on his thesis.

    1. tommy o says:

      wow, a Red Green reference. i thought the handyman’s best friend was duct tape. could have used some here. oh well, back to the racoon lodge at possum lake.

  53. JustAGuy says:

    So, he was at a camp? What camp? The news doesn’t say. Wonder if he was one of those Occupy Seattle people.

    1. JustAGuy says:

      Well well well, there IS an Occupy Bellingham, Wa camp!

      Do we know if this guy is an Occupy Bellingham protester? Could be.

      We have stories of many Occupy protestors doing many anti-social activities. Right now, they are fighting amongst themselves in NYC.

      1. The Left Is A Danger To America says:

        I have seen much chatter on the Left Wing blogs about how the OWS’ers either own or are building guillotines. Liberalism by nature is a mental disorder. Add there drug fueled insanity and their Mass Mental Illness and it comes as no surprise. Many of them talk about how they have them stored in their garages. Bring your guillotines. We’ll bring our arsenals and stock piles of ammo.

    2. GozieBoy says:

      Yeah, he’s one of those 50%ers…

  54. WiseGuy says:

    “He left the arm behind after the accident and rushed to Bellingham Urology Specialists.”

    Urology? Was it is “short arm?” Ouch.

  55. LEFTY says:


  56. JustAGuy says:

    KJMI in Washington has a picture of the guillotine. That thing is big. This man was up to no good. Better he had an accident and lost an arm than he use it on some unfortunate victim.

    1. JustAGuy says:

      Oops, KGMI dot com

  57. JOe Dutra says:

    Rest assured, he can still vote a straight Democratic ticket with the other arm.

    1. Larry Fuller says:

      That just confirms he is a moron, just like anybody who would vote for Barry Soetoro.

  58. Yooj says:

    Transferred to another hospital for further treatment? How about transferring him to another hospital for observation?

  59. MetaCynic says:

    He was inspired by a book called ‘Farewell To Arms.’

    1. GozieBoy says:

      Very good – definitely in the top 5…

    2. Aaron from S.D. says:

      Wonder if he admires Captain Hook?

  60. Newman says:

    He will be the only person swimmer in a circle.

    1. Abia The Cat says:

      Like the little boy who cried to his mommy, “Mommy! Mommy! I keep going in circles!”

      “Shut up!” his mommy replied, “or I’ll nail your other foot to the floor.”

  61. Yooj says:

    With that guillotine, maybe he can lend a hand to Rick Perry.

  62. Vince says:

    I would give my right arm to have my very own guillotine. On second thought…

  63. Randy Brown says:


    1. Rod Anders says:

      No, no … you’ve got it wrong. He should have built an eye-plucker for that.

  64. Johnny Appleseed says:

    I think this chap was a nuclear scientist in Iran, as they were in arms races?????

  65. Dave Cooper says:

    Only in Seattle –
    Serial killer capital of North America

  66. Gina says:

    Was he at Camp One Arm?

  67. Dettom says:

    Another Darwin candidate.

  68. stoptouchingthatmabel says:

    What was he doing celebrating Bastille day?

  69. maxx katt says:

    Play pu**y and you get F**Ked

  70. rico says:

    never….Never…NEVER…take your guillotine with you when camping. never

  71. Larry Fuller says:

    Too bad all the liberal Democrats, Barry Soetoro supporters and union punks in WA won’t stick their heads in this thing. The state would be much better off if they did.

  72. SusieQ says:

    Last month a young lady in our family slipped in a repair shop, fell into a door on a cement mixer and cut off her right arm just below the elbow so losing a limb in any way IS NOT FUNNY! She was taken to Harbor View hospital, I think the same one this man was taken to, and her arm was sewed back on. So far, no rejection but it will take many more surgeries and 2 or 3 three more years to give her any use of the arm again. So, your jokes about someones misfortune is not appreciated – hope fully you will never have to live thru this kind of horror in your own family; if it happens to you you might not be so quick to laugh and make fun of someone! Shame!!!

    1. kimm says:

      But your situation was an true accident. This idiot was building a guillotine! You don’t “accidentally” cut off your arm up to the shoulder unless you’re being careless or just plain stupid! My guess is both because he had to have his arm purposly under the blade, which obviously he did not have properly restrained if he was working on it, in order for this to happen.

      I feel bad for your family member and her accident, but I don’t feel bad for the stupidity of this guy!

    2. Randy Bobandy says:

      No problem, never plan on putting my OWN ARM in a guillotine.

    3. Chris says:

      Oh Puhleeze…the man was in the woods building a friggin guillotine!!

      Gee…do you think he was planning on using it humans, or was he only going to use it on animals??

    4. Stone Cold Realist. says:

      STFU. How about asking about why some creepy homeless person trespassing and squatting deep in the woods has a squalid hidden encampment and an actual guillotine. If he grabs your child and runs them through his camp as an “experiment” then you won’t be such a stupid Liberal sap.

  73. Joe P. Fritzbocker says:

    Seattle local news at 6: “In Bellingham today, a temporarily displaced citizen was cleaning his guillotine when it suddenly went off (snicker), which then severed the man’s arm at his shoulder (louder snicker). The man left his arm, (even louder snicker, joined by the bubble-headed blonde in the next chair) and immediately went to a urology clinic (laughter from the camera man). After ten minutes of the urologist running around trying to figure out what to do, (louder laughter from both anchors and the production crew), an ambulance arrived and took the man to the nearest hospital. Sheriff’s deputies, believing that no man could be so stupid as to put his own arm into a guillotine, combed the nearby woods looking for an armed robber (loud wailing from the entire set). They found the arm and the guillotine, but no robber. Sheriff Joe Johnson stated that today’s events were just another typical day in the woods. He then stated that if anyone has any information about this incident, to please keep it to themselves because they really would like something more important to do than to try to justify moronic behavior (total uncontrolled rolling laughter from the entire building). Film at Eleven”

    1. Nate Hale says:

      Unless it involves a bicycle lane it will never make the news in Seattle

  74. robert barta says:

    Hello mudda,hello fatha
    Here we are at camp Granada
    Things are very even handed
    They say we all can clap if we can stand it.

  75. kimm says:

    And he built a guillotine for what reason????? As someone else said, I hope they are following up on this.

  76. CP says:

    was he unarmed?

  77. Ray Jingbatz says:

    Seems like he got a good deal. Most guillotines cost an arm AND a leg.

  78. Randy Bobandy says:

    They can have my guillotine when they pry it from my cold dead ….uh …. nevermind.

  79. pjdjmj says:

    These cojmments, especially Fritzbocker’s are the funniest I have read in years. Sound like they were written by P.J.O’Rourke. They should be in a book. Thank you, I will be laughing for a long time.

  80. Hal Jordan says:

    Here’s your sign.

    – Bill Engvall

  81. Rod Anders says:

    Doesn’t the 2nd Amendment say we have a right to bear arms?

  82. Concerned Citizen says:

    Ahh!!! My arm is stuck! Maybe if just jiggle it violently then I can get my arm out of this ……….

  83. Tom says:

    So why did he have the thing up in the first place? And why was he at a “camp” in the woods? Does this mean he was homeless? Maybe he was thinking of offing himself and missed. Wouldn’t that be ironic. He should have found someone to lend a hand.

    1. Ross says:

      The quoted newscast quoted above said he was a “temporarily displaced person.” Thus the “camp.”

      This is all George Bush’s fault.

  84. Mike Mike says:

    If you’re stupid and you know it, cla……….aw never mind.

  85. Robert MacElvain says:

    Okay… So, this was a homemade guillotine,

    Where does one purchase a commercially-made guillotine?

  86. Jared Skye says:

    So why is no one curious about why a guy living in the woods alone in a camp was building a guillotine?

    1. nwfarmer says:

      It’s apple season in Washington….

    2. BS Detector says:

      Wall Street.

  87. jamaljk says:

    Urologist? Oh, that’s what he used that arm for……

  88. joslo says:

    Hey, y’all watch this now!!!

  89. Joel Johansen says:

    After reading all the above comments, many falling into the great column, perhaps we should give the guy just a little slack.

    I would like to think that he was giving a history class on the French Revolution and some student said “What’s it do?” to which he replied, “Now don’t do this at home, I’m a profess…..opps!”

  90. Joe says:

    The lcoal news here is not even reporting it becase they lie, they want us to believe that these people are just little darlings… They will keep us in the dark in order to decieve to keep America divided for Obama!

    1. jim says:

      that, of course, is nonsense. How you could tie this story into national politics is astounding.

  91. Sylvie says:

    Ya, this guy is kinda creepy… building a guillotene in the woods at some homeless camp? Wassup with that? A conspiracy to kill all of us that have homes so they can move into them? Jeez! I scared myself! LOL!

    What is up with not managing to pick up his arm before he ran off? I guess out of sight, out of mind? This is too weird!

  92. ron b good says:

    Good I hope it’s the hand he masterbates with, what a total idiot

  93. Joel says:

    And that’s why you always leave a note.

    1. G.O.B. says:

      Like the guy wearing the 500 dollar suit is going to leave a note. Come on!


    2. Buster says:

      And that’s why you don’t use one-armed persons to teach lessons!

      1. J. Walter Weatherman says:

        And that’s why you don’t build a guillotine in the woods.

  94. Michael Guyer says:

    Nice job buidling your own guillotine. Someone, give this guy a hand.

  95. Burner says:

    The police did not go in guns drawn…. Friends and family say he always had a disarming way about him….

  96. Fanny Forbes Franklen says:

    “In the end, everything is a gag.”
    – Charlie Chaplin

    1. Aldo says:

      …’s stuck……maybe if I use some elbow grease……

  97. rockman says:

    Are we sure it wasn’t an extremely ambitious cigar cutter, or something? I rolled a spliff that big oncet upon a time…

  98. JimAKAblue says:

    That was a disarming story!

  99. says:

    I saw his arm on youtube yesterday, it is pretty bad.

  100. kris says:

    Lefty was a homeless technologist
    So he lived in the woods as an activist
    a guillotine he did make
    and his arm did it take
    but for some reason he called the urologist

    1. GozieBoy says:

      Not bad, and definitely wins the prize for most effort to create disarming humor…

  101. Gordon says:

    I understand that police found a clue nearby… a copy of Farewell to Arms

  102. Jesterz Wraith says:


  103. Jenny Taleya says:

    I heard they were auditioning for the remake of the TV series The Fugitive .. they’re casting for the one armed man … an example of the new jobs bill.

  104. Darryle Sanchez says:

    I wonder if after the “THUNK!” the guy went “TA DAH!!!”…

  105. Cassie says:

    This is a sad story but I have to admit some of the comments made me laugh out loud. And I too want to know why he was building a guillotine in the woods and what were his intentions. Pretty creepy.

  106. Jim says:

    He’ll have a great career in baseball. He can be the cut-off man.

    Sunk New Dawn
    Galveston, TX

  107. SouthpawSusie says:

    “Life is hard. It’s even harder when you’re stupid.” John Wayne

  108. SJ says:

    It may be a good thing though this guy cut off his arm, I mean think about it, the guy lived in the woods next to the clinic and built a freaking guillotine at his camp site? I cant imagine it having a positive purpose. Its entirely possible someone retains their head this night because the fool hacked his arm off instead.

  109. dwoof says:

    This must be the place to be for auditions of all the unemployed comics. Funny people!

  110. GozieBoy says:

    “But officer, no arm no foul!”

  111. An Old says:

    Now we’ll NEVER know how big the fish he catches are.

  112. davec says:

    He was probably going to take it to Portland for an assisted suicide fair.

    Howd he cut an arom off at the shoulder, with no way to apply a torniquet, and not bleed to deatn in a minute or two?

    I smell something wrong with this story.

  113. Steve says:

    I hope that wasnt his jerk off hand he lost

  114. Rick1961 says:

    As a Christain I am ashamed to admit Darwin may have been on to something after all……I hope he makes it though.

  115. greg says:

    He should get right on down to the mens werehouse to get half off on his next sport coat.

  116. Chris says:

    If only it was his testicles. He should not be allowed to reproduce.

  117. bingo says:

    it is highly likely that occupy bellingham had no hand in this

  118. An Old says:

    An army of one.

  119. RJ says:

    I wonder what this man intended to do with the guillotine?
    “The Tooth Fairy”. comes to mind in Red Dragon…

  120. davec says:

    I bet he wont do THAT more than one more time!


    1. amplitude jones says:

      thanks so much for that. I have not seen it in years.

      1. davec says:

        “I am Arthur, King of the Brittians”

        “And I am Armless, King of Bellingham!”

        Love how the Black Knight, in the first fight scene, throws his sword through the opponents head, then Arthur pulls it out sideways.

  121. Hooey says:

    The police should collect any and all blood found on the blade and surrounding components and do DNA testing to see who ELSE may have been a victim of this thing. My first thought, though, was that he was using it to torture animals. Anyway, laughed my _ss off at most of the comments!

  122. Mark says:

    This is absolutely, without a doubt, the WORST written story I have ever read. How in the world did any editor ever approve this? The grammar makes my eyes bleed. Please tell me this isn’t typical of news outlets in Seattle?

    1. davec says:

      Its typical of Media outlets in WA State as a hole (deliberate mis spelling)

      Thats why theres so much sarcasm. They write like the Black Knight with no arms.

  123. Michael says:

    It’s a safe bet he won’t be hanging wallpaper any time soon.

  124. Meme says:

    Don’t act like you’ve never almost cut off your arm…with your homemade guillotine…while living in a ‘camp’. Is this really newsworthy?

    1. davec says:

      No but the Rabid Left Media are desperate to cover up Obamas criminal acts and the flood of illegal alien crime in WA State/

  125. Mike Notsaying says:

    why was a homeless guy ” built in his camp” making a guillotine in the first place? ask yourself that

    1. amplitude jones says:

      hopefully because he recognized that the democrat population has gotten to plague status…why would YOU build a guillotine?

  126. Ken Puck says:

    A man’s reach should exceed his gasp!

  127. Lupo says:

    Poor guy; he just wanted to get ahead in life.

  128. amplitude jones says:

    The story did not detail whether an attempt to reattach the severed arm was made!
    I hope so!

  129. Doocey says:

    I’m sure he’d give his left arm to get the right one back.

  130. JD says:

    I’m relieved to see the police disarmed the guillotine.

  131. JustSaying says:

    Tent? Check
    Sleeping bag? Check
    Ax? No need I got something much better. This baby will cut through logs just like butter – Let me show you…Now I just put this log in the …oops That’s gonna leave a mark.

    1. davec says:

      but ar eyoiu Just Saying or not?

  132. I M Simpleton says:

    So the Seattle Police are interfering with his second amendment right to keep and bear arms, typical

    1. davec says:

      he kept his arms, just that one wasnt attached any longer.

  133. Fastball says:

    Pity. The Dove Crowd lost ground in their quest for a safer world. The poor man was the sharpest negotiator in the Arms Limitation Treaty. He was trying to have a head START in winning a divisive argument. His Body of logic could not overcome the secession of the Arms proponents.

  134. Oracle says:

    Is this guy related to dumBamma ?

  135. Oracle says:

    And then did he go for the other arm ???

  136. Jeddy Alpha says:

    Dear idiot reporter. Proper English is: “… Thursday morning at the camp where he was living”. It’s NOT: “at a camp he was living at”. YOU DO NOT END A SENTENCE WITH A PREPOSITION!!!! How does someone who sounds like a high school dropout get a job as a writer?!!!!

    1. davec says:

      These rags hire illiterate children to spit out drivel to at least have some filler to waste bandwidth. Its an absolute DISGRACE.

      All in the Race to the Bottom.

  137. DC says:

    I always knew he was a little…. imbalanced.

  138. steveomedia says:

    Homeless transient living in a camp and his only worldly material possession was a functioning guillotine? I am thinking this guy had some serious dark plans but thankfully those plans were thwarted by this accident or by fate.

  139. Doug says:

    .Loafers and slippers and boots oh my!

  140. Roger says:

    So, if an arm drops in the forest does it make a sound if noone hears it ?

    He reached around to get a leaf and flush and hit the wrong button I guess.

  141. Roger says:

    Odd…He left his right behind

  142. Robert MacElvain says:

    Kind of reminds me of the circus stunt-man whose act was to shove his good right arm up to the shoulder in a lion’s mouth. Can’t exactly remember his name, but thereafter, he was just called “Lefty.”

  143. Jack Frost says:

    The picture isn’t the real one he used. What happened? Was that one taken away by the Arm-y?

  144. Buster Bunns says:

    Reminds me of the story of a blind guy with no arms and only on leg waiting at a bus stop in England. The bus pulls up and the driver says, ” Aye! Aye! You look ‘armless…..hop on.

  145. tele vr says:

    The police are looking are for an unarmed arm.

  146. Bill says:

    Next time use your head

  147. Karl Magnus says:

    This guy oughta rank pretty high on the 2011 “Darwin List”.
    Oh, I get it, he was pretending to be the Black Knight – John Cleese.
    Never Mind


  148. rschneider says:

    Reminds me of the leper poker game. Everyone threw their hands in.

  149. Tom says:

    There once was a man in a wood
    Near his home made guillotine he stood
    Then he slipped on a leaf
    His arm shot through the sheaf
    And disarmed the young man for good

  150. Tom says:

    Okay, okay, one more:
    In the woods a man made his bed
    Near Bellingham it has been said
    A guillotine had he
    Why we can’t see
    He lost his arm instead of his head.

  151. Grogan Bisquick says:

    He just wanted to be like Bethany Hamilton. Leave him alone! Now…he just needs a surfboard, a coast, and a bible!

  152. justin thyme says:

    new spokesman for arm and hammer baking soda

  153. wowo says:

    No more off the cuff remarks.

  154. D speake says:

    The manis now a little short handed. Can somebody offer him one?

  155. Raymond Manley says:

    Sloppy reporting: it was a homeless-made guillotine, not a homemade guillotine.

  156. Jhny Noland says:

    Is what happens when takes Rosanne Barr seriously!
    Hey best deal is disability for life!
    A true one armed bandit!

  157. Jhny Noland says:

    This was a one sided event!!!

  158. Jackanapes says:

    If a guillotine falls in the forest……….

  159. Howard says:

    Obama wants tos disarm America.

  160. Stumpy McNub says:

    I give this story and these comments one thumbs-up.

    I’d give two, but, well, you know….

  161. dgbee says:

    It Works!!

  162. Phil Mckracken says:


  163. eric says:

    There was this one time….at Hand Camp…

  164. SerfCityHereWeCome says:

    Braindead lib politician to propose strict guillotine control legislation in 5…4…3..

    1. davec says:

      especially since it was a concealed guillotine..

      Of course the Police State reporting here wouldntbe complete without what the bleeding cops did.

  165. Mike says:

    It’s a good thing he didn’t hear the whole saying… Give an arm and a leg or he’d really be f’d up.

  166. zibo says:

    Thankfully he won’t have to pay the hospital for helping him. The doctor said it was on the arm.

  167. Ghostsouls says:

    What the hell is ANYONE doing with their own guillotine?

  168. jstk says:

    Why did this man have a guillotine in his possession? Is he preparing for the End Times when people refused to take the ‘Mark of the Beast’ they get their heads chopped off?

    1. jstk says:

      Revelation 20:4
      Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been BEHEADED for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

  169. justin thyme says:

    the handy man can. signed: sammy davis jr.

  170. Paul Gallagher says:

    And the question that is not asked in the article is, “What was he planning to do with a home made guillotine in a secluded park?”

  171. ray b says:

    was he in an army camp?

  172. Robespierre says:

    Geez, Mr Obama, is everybody living in camps now? And they are building guillotines in these camps?

  173. Nemesis says:

    I used to think it was idiots and their money shall soon be separated..

  174. Dale Kasting says:

    I hate when that happens!

  175. Scott says:

    See, this is what I love about America. We have our differences, but when national tragedy truly strikes, we all pull together and… hand out really stupid puns.

  176. JamesT says:

    Give this “looser” the Darwin award.

  177. Alan Shohat CannibalCat says:

    And Honorable Mention for this year’s Darwin Awards goes to….

  178. bingo says:

    How many more guillotines are there around the country now?

    Is each Occupy:* issued a guillotine kit?

    It looked like there was a more well made central part with the blade, and a poorly put together part that this miscreant probably put together.

    Maybe the Occupiers are provided guillotines and instructed to build them away from the central bunch of losers. Then they would have a big coordinated party al queda-style.

    1. You Know It says:

      It is absolutely connected.

      1. We know that OWS is a mob of mentally ill people. Liberalism is a mental disorder.

      2. We know that the Left thinks it is going to have a violent revolution and that many of them are building guillotines.

      3. They are actually dumb enough and drug-stupified enough to think it’s all going to work and that they won’t be destroyed by the military, police and Patriot Milita in this nation that numbers in the tens of millions.

  179. bob says:

    Well at least it was made in America……………

  180. robert barta says:

    Famous last words,”..let me snip that cigar end for you…”

  181. Alice Lackluster says:

    Hey, don’t lose your head over this story… it could’ve been much worse!

  182. Tim says:

    They forgot to mention the man was masturbating when his arm was in the Guillotine… Hence the Urologist visit…

  183. PowerPC says:

    I think all of the “comedy” is very lame and uncalled for as well. It sounds like this man was basically homeless. He had to run to the nearest doctor which happened to be a Urologist. They may have saved his life by getting him stable before he was taken to the hospital. On top of his bad luck, the police go to the site, find his arm and dismantle the guillotine instead of taking the arm to the hospital. The man is definitely down on his luck and does not deserve the excrement pouring from people’s minds and onto this website.

    1. Yep says:

      “Down on his luck”? Are you kidding? How many law abiding, hard working citizens live out squatting and trespassing in a squalid camp and have an execution machine? THINK ABOUT IT.

      There is much more to this story and it’s connected to the Left and to OWS.

    2. givemeabreak says:

      Well aren’t you special. I look forward to the follow up article about how you took this poor “unlucky” soul into your home and paid his hospital bill.

  184. Kellie Hutson Crnko says:

    Part of a camp? Gee, I wonder which ‘camp’ he was a part of?

  185. dgb says:

    Ahh Grasshopper, now you know the sound of one hand clapping.

  186. rickinriyadh says:

    I can count on one hand the number of stupid things I can receive the Darwin award for…..

  187. Rich Moral says:

    its crazy how most people have lost respect for common sense,weather its atv motor sports,or even skate will get hurt.remember there is a power greater than you and I and consequence is not far behind.

  188. JD says:

    There are so many funny comments here, good job guys.

    I don’t see why everyone is upset about some guy out in the forest playing with his own guillotine. I mean, if he can afford it then that’s fine with me. I checked out guillotines on Amazon, those things will cost you an arm and a leg!

    1. Carpenter says:

      You can build your own for about $250.00. Hardly an “arm and a leg”. That’s what, a bag of weed to an OWSer?

  189. rickinriyadh says:

    If you have ever cut off a limb while using a guillotine, You might be a redneck!

  190. Clancy says:

    Ah, lighten the mood with the book ‘101 Guillotine Jokes’:

  191. AndreS says:

    He was just going to use it as a fun & entertaining way to cut vegetables at the homeless encampment… for the stew.

    Not a Darwin Award winner or runner up, this ‘winner’ can still reproduce.

  192. Truth Detector says:

    “…At the camp, officers located the severed arm…”

    And what, do you suppose, was clenched in its freshly burned hand?

    The end of the uncoiled rope!

    Happy Halloween!

  193. Truth Detector says:

    Witnesses quoting the man just before his tragic ‘accident’ heard him exclaim:

    “I’d give my right arm for a working guillotine.”

  194. Truth Detector says:

    “A Washington man loses his arm from a homemade guillotine.”

    Makes no sense. He didn’t “lose” his arm. He simply left the camp without it.

    The arm was still there, with the guillotine, when the police went back for it.

  195. Anthony Lopez says:

    Ok, so you’ve got this ? homeless guy living in a camp? what, an empty space in the woods somewhere? what the heck was he going to do with a homemade guillotine? Kill animals, kill people with it, behead kids maybe? Halloween coming, ?human sacrifice, serial killer, sick twisted freak? or was he going to use it to cut logs up? not likely, sounds like this guy is some kind of monster, good thing he hurt himself with the damned thing before he could use it on someone or something else,

    1. You Can't Handle The Truth says:

      All jokes aside, go ahead. I dare you. Study the Left Wing blogs. They are all connected with OWS and they are all talking about violent revolution and how many on the Left own guillotines. I believe it’s connected. In their drug fueled fantasy world, the Left thinks it is going to have it’s own little “French Revolution”.

  196. LanguageSnitch says:

    “The guillotine unexpectedly dropped on his shoulder Thursday morning at a camp he was living at, severing his arm.”

    That should read “at the camp in which he was living.” It’s so sad that the writer cannot even use proper grammar.

  197. Truth Detector says:

    Police see what most have not seen,
    Common, bizarre, and in between,
    Drunken driving,
    Bad skydiving,
    Now, an arm in a guillotine.

  198. crypticguise says:

    Shouldn’t he have been testing his “neck size”? What was he doing with his arm and shoulder in the neck opening? Hmmmmm.

    Happy Halloween, IDIOT!

  199. Truth Detector says:

    I read this story three times before I noticed the name of the ‘camper’:

    “…But the GORE was real.”

    Let that be a lesson to all you sex-crazed poodles.

    Just look at what can happen when you insist on having your second chakra released…

    Google it.

  200. Truth Detector says:

    Sure, go camping why don’t you?

    It’s all fun and games, until someone loses an arm in his homemade guillotine…

  201. sbenard says:

    Did no one think to ask what he planned to DO with the device? What does it say about his intent if he ran to a UROLOGY office after the mishap? I doubt if he planned to behead chickens or slice apples with the contraption!

  202. John C says:

    Doesn’t sound like an accident to me. Sounds like a test before the real drama.

  203. Indy says:

    Burllington coat factory is having a half off sale. He was just getting prepared.

  204. Mike Albright says:

    I knew a fellow once who cut off his thumbs so he could draw SSDI

  205. otis says:

    at the shoulder?? He missed the Darwin award by inches. Too bad…

  206. bob says:

    Bellingham Urology Specialists?? was it his short arm he cut off?

  207. You Can't Hande The Truth says:

    All jokes aside, go ahead. I dare you. Study the Left Wing blogs. They are all connected with OWS and they are all talking about violent revolution and how many on the Left own guillotines. I believe it’s connected. In their drug fueled fantasy world, the Left thinks it is going to have it’s own little “French Revolution”.

  208. Indy says:

    It was the only way he could rid himself writing in cursive.

  209. shawn k says:

    all witty comments aside- think about it. this man was homeless, unemployed…… you think he could have done it on purpose to get disability. especially being 2 blocks from a hospital. coincidence? maybe not so accidental after all. it is a very underhanded way to get money though.

  210. Brian D. says:

    The guillotine was in a camp in the woods? Uh, what was it being prepared for, a ‘Reign of Terror’ on the evil bankers, and “millionaires and billionaires”, by the OWS set?

  211. jim says:

    He’s living in a camp and one of what must be his very few belongings is a guillotine? I mean what possible use did he have that for (other than to stick his arm in it)?

  212. RedneckBob says:

    Was that his short arm he lost?

  213. Why Did He Have A Guillotine Hidden Deep In The OWS Woods? says:

    Anyone who can build a tree house, a table or a shed can build a guillotine for a few hundred dollars. It’s not that hard. The hardest part is cutting out the blade but that can be done a variety of ways with metal cutting blades or a torch. A machete can be adapted as the blade.

    On the other hand, building a modern firearm or even a Kentucky Rifle take advance machinist tools and skills. You cannot build a single modern firearm cost effectively. It requires mass production and industrial scale.

  214. Jaques says:

    Sacre bleu! Jaques 6, how could you be so careless?!? Le Jaquerie, she needs you in one piece!
    *throaty French laughter*

  215. done, redone says:

    police didn’t have to resort to use of force; the suspect disarmed himself

  216. admic says:

    neats sisse

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  218. says:

    I saw the video about this the other day on youtube. It was very nasty.

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