Man cuts off his two fingers and places it in children’s park to collect insuranceBy Mason White 11:36 AM April 10, 2014
By: Anika Rao
A man is in trouble after he cut off his own two fingers and placed it in a children’s park.
An off duty police officer of Spain, was walking in the park when he spotted two human fingers, a butcher knife and a cutting board.
Mossos d’Esquadra Police in the Catalan city of Girona, were called to the scene for what initially seemed to be a brutal attack or a case of torture.
The discovery later led the police to uncover a massive insurance scam. They soon discovered that a man had been admitted to a nearby hospital a day earlier, with two missing fingers.
During an interview with police, the man said that his fingers were cut off in his house in a cooking accident.
Police confirmed that the fingers that were found in the park belonged to the man. However, doctors were unable to reconnect the fingers because too much time has elapsed.
Investigators began questioning the man as to how the two fingers and the amputation kit ended up in the middle of a children’s play area and not in the kitchen as the man’s statement has suggested.
They discovered that the man had six accident policies with different insurance companies. The man had already injured his other hand and received money from one of the insurance companies.
The suspect, who has no prior criminal record, was arrested and charged with insurance fraud.