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Man tries to cut off arm; DRUGS.

RESTAURANT diners were left horrified when a druggie ran in and tried to hack off his arm with a butter knife.

Michael Lasiter, 33, feared he had injected air into his vein while taking cocaine.

Believing amputating his arm would save his life, he began stabbing himself.

When this did not work, he grabbed a butcher's knife from the kitchen.

Sgt Brian Findlen, said: "I've never seen anything like it in 11 years of policing."

Lasiter was last night in hospital in Modesto, California, with severe cuts.
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Sep 2, 2008
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