Austrian Man Saws Off Foot To Avoid Losing Unemployment Benefits

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Claiming to be sick and unhappy with the the work he was offered, a 56-year old, unemployed Austrian man decided to take matters into his own hands when he was told he must find a job or lose his free ride from the government.

Ahead of a scheduled medical exam to verify his claim, the man decided the best way to ensure a favorable outcome was to saw off his own foot – which he then threw in an oven to prevent reattachment. He was later found in his garage suffering from extensive blood loss, and was transported to the hospital in time to save his life.

Unfortunately for the man, lacking a leg won’t mean a free pass from work. A job center spokesman said: “He will be assessed once he is out of hospital and we will see what work we can find for him.”

(AustrianTimes via TDW)

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