Lawrence Roberts, Moron of the Day: Tries to Cut Off Son's Cast With Circular Saw
Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 9:03 am
For the uninitiated, the circular saw is the alligator of the power tool kingdom. Traditional wisdom says you best not put your hands anywhere near its teeth, lest it bite the living shit out of you.
And seeing as how Roberts possessed an industrial grade circular saw -- which would be the equivalent of a super alligator from the Sci-Fi Channel -- safety provisions would be especially needed.
But Roberts decided to cut off the kid's cast anyway. It appears he overestimated his skill at the precision cut.
The boy ended up with a lopped off thumb and an index finger that was nearly severed.
It also probably really hurt. (That's just a rough estimate on our part.)
The kid was sent to the hospital for emergency surgery to reattachment his various digits. We're not sure if he'll be able to use them anymore.
Dad, meanwhile, will be on leave from his homemade medicine practice. He's been charged with aggravated child abuse.
See our last story from the Child Abuse file: Jose Velasquez Charged With Injecting 9-Year-Old Son With Heroin.