Severed Penis Retrieved from Toilet, Reattached

Severed Penis Retrieved from Toilet, Reattached (Reuters)

A 44-year-old Anchorage man had his penis surgically reattached after it was cut off by an angry girlfriend and flushed down a toilet, local police said on Sunday.

The events unfolded about midnight on Saturday, after the pair had been arguing over an impending breakup, an Anchorage Police Department statement said. At some point, the two decided to have sex and the man agreed to let the woman tie his arms to a windowsill. But the woman used a kitchen knife to amputate her partner’s penis and flushed it down the toilet, police said. She untied the man, drove him to a local hospital and was cleaning up the bloody scene when police arrived at the home, according to the statement.

Summoned by the police, workers from the local water utility pulled the toilet up from the floor and were able to recover the severed penis, which was rushed to the hospital for the successful reattachment surgery on Sunday morning.

I just love a happy ending.

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  2. Bithead says:

    A happy ending to a short story, that is.

    (Insert obligitory joke about here… after all one can never have too many pens in the island.)

  3. paladin says:

    James, you seem to feature a lot of these “Angry Female Mutilates Male Genitalia” stories lately. Is there a particular reason for that?

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  5. James Joyner says:

    paladin: The ladies love ’em. Anything for the fans.

  6. Tom Carter says:

    Jeez, I hate stories like this! I’ll be walking funny for a week!

  7. paladin says:

    I detect a note of hostility James. Hee!Hee!