Swedish woman charged over 'stun gun castration attempt'
Questions raised on eunuch.org - but not much else
A Swedish man allegedly narrowly escaped castration by his former girlfriend, after he dodged the enraged ex's opening shot from an electric stun gun.
The Local.se reports that the man had met with his ex to arrange the retrieval of some of his belongings. When he arrived though, he quickly realised the 26 year old woman from Malmo was intent on retrieving even more of his valuables.
She allegedly pointed the stun gun at his genitals and declared "I'm going to castrate you", before pulling the trigger.
However, a prompt backwards lunge saved the man from a painful volting, and the woman has now been charged with "illegal weapons possession, attempted assault, illegal threats, and abuse".
The incident has, unsurprisingly, done the rounds of the net, prompting the inevitable question, "can you really castrate someone with a stun gun?"
According to the people we fear are best qualifed on the matter, the inhabitants of the eunuch.org forum, the answer appears to be no. Contributors surmise that the stun gun was simply to immobilise the young man, prior to a lower-tech operation with a knife or other bladed tool.
Further evidence for this theory is thoughtfully supplied with a series of YouTube videos apparently showing young men applying stun guns to their genitals.
It would appear that they are left with tackle intact, though whether they've inadvertently qualified themselves for Darwin awards by removing themselves from the gene pool remains to be seen. ®
Those YouTube vids
So let me get this straight. News story (unverified) talks about a somewhat implausible, possibly excruciatingly painful, method of self-harm and within a few hours there is enough volunteered video material on the net to fill maybe a half-hour slot on a late-night cable channel? Let's hope there are no TV execs reading this.
On the other hand, if you folks at El Reg are ever feeling mischievous, you now know that you simply have to write down your perverted fantasy (dressed up as a news story) and someone will act it out for you and post the video. Incredible!
Truly the aliens have landed and they are us.
Castrating with a stun gun?
Maybe not directly, but if the stun gun renders the target unconscious or at least immobile, then it gives the dear lady plenty of time to fetch a knife from the kitchen and do as she will.
I have to ask...
I mean, there is one; isn't there? Maybe its the ESD?