Ailing Man Repairs Hernia With Butter Knife

This 63-year old California man has some intestinal fortitude. Rather than wait for a doctor to repair his hernia, he decided to fix it himself ... with a butter knife.

The wife of the ailing man called the police for help after the dreadful self-surgery. The officers found the man butt-naked on a lounge chair with a butter knife protruding from his stomach. He was lucid, cooperative, and even pulled out the knife when asked. His name was not released but the officers did confirm he was receiving proper care at USC Medical Center, in the psychiatric ward. [MSNBC; Shutterstock/Multiart]