This is the shocking moment a man appears to saw off his own penis as horrified DIY store employees watched helplessly. According to the original footage which has been uploaded to LiveLeak.com, the incident took place in a DIY shop in California. The exact location of the store is not known. In the clip, the man approaches the counter before he appears to pull down his trousers and take out a small silver saw. He then proceeds to hack at his genitals in front of the shop assistant.
Seconds later, she runs out of the camera's frame.
Since the footage was uploaded to the viral video site, it has been viewed 35,000 times. But while some people were disgusted by the footage, others weren't convinced it was even real.
One viewer wrote: "Bulls*** detector."
Another added: "It was all a decoy. Slight of hand. Fake p*nis."
The extent of the man's injuries are not clear.
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