Crime

How Not to Remove Your Son's Cast From His Arm: Circular Saw

A 15-year-old kid was taken to the hospital after cops say Pops cut off part of junior's thumb while  attempting to cut off the kid's cast with a circular saw.

According to court documents, 33-year-old Lawrence Roberts, who also goes by "Squirrelly," was jailed on a charge of cruelty toward child abuse -- a felony -- but has since been released on $7,500 bond.

Roberts, "for unknown reasons," decided to use a ten-inch circular saw in an attempt to cut his son's purple cast off his arm, according to NBC Miami.

That didn't work too well, seeing as the saw sliced off the top of his kid's thumb and almost cut off his middle finger through the center of the digit.

The boy was taken from his Coral Springs home to Broward General Hospital, where they reportedly attempted to reattach the top of his thumb.

The Sun-Sentinel reports hospital staff removed the cast, likely without home-improvement tools.


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Matthew Hendley
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