Sean Murphy’s career as a dermatologist appears short-lived. Murphy had long complained about a wart on his finger, so he decided to remove it . . . with a 12-gauge shotgun. It succeeded and took off the wart with the rest of his finger. He was later arrested and convicted of illegal possession of a firearm.
Murphy said he found the shotgun “under a hedge.”
One would think that the loss of the finger would be enough, but the police charged him after hearing about the incident. The judge however decided that he was sufficiently punished and instead of giving him 15 years handed down a sentence of a suspended 16-week sentence.
What was most striking is that Murphy was happy with the results and denies that his drinking a few pints was the cause of his shotgun surgery in South Yorkshire. He said he proscribed the Yorkshire bitter as an “anaesthetic.”
Source: Telegraph as seen on Reddit
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Waddell Laney is my father and the story is true but he did have problems he had schizophrenia
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