Jan 162009

A Portuguese businessman said he cut off one of his fingers in court with a butcher’s knife in an “act of despair” after a judge refused his offer to settle a 170,000 euro debt and said part of his farm must be sold.

That’ll teach ’em! Cut off your finger to show them that not only are you broke, but YOU’RE CRAZY! Speaking of crazy, what kind of idiotic court system allows you to bring a freaking butcher knife into a courtroom?

“My intention was to tear up all the case papers and splatter them with blood so I could prevent the expropriation order for my land,” Orico Silva was quoted as saying in local media after his drastic action in the court house.

Were those the only copies of the needed papers? I doubt it.

“I didn’t feel anything, I could even have cut off all my fingers. It was an act of despair,” he said.

And now you can despair because you are disfigured and broke. Good for you!

Source: reuters.com

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