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Instant Cure

Sean Murphy, 38, couldn’t stand the wart on his finger anymore. Creams, ointments, and doctors were no help. To fix the problem, the Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England, man carefully aimed at his finger with a 12ga shotgun and pulled the trigger. The wart was vaporized, along with most of the rest of his finger. (“I didn’t expect to lose my finger as well when I shot it, but the gun recoiled and that was it,” he explained.) “I know I could have gone to jail for up to 15 years for a firearms offence,” Murphy said, but he ended up with 16 weeks — all of which were suspended — plus 100 hours of community service. “My solicitor did a very good job.” (The solicitor told the court that Murphy was “a victim of his own stupidity.”) Murphy has lost his job — as a security guard — and says he has no regrets. “The best thing is that the wart has gone. It was giving me lot of trouble.” (RC/London Telegraph) ...His brain is giving him a lot of trouble too.
Original Publication Date: 26 June 2011
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.

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