Feeds

Swedish woman charged over 'stun gun castration attempt'

Questions raised on eunuch.org - but not much else

High performance access to file storage

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. ®

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
Forget the beach 'n' boardwalk, check out the Santa Cruz STEVE JOBS FOUNTAIN
Reg reader snaps shot of touching tribute to Apple icon
Happy 40th Playmobil: Reg looks back at small, rude world of our favourite tiny toys
Little men straddle LOHAN, attend tiny G20 Summit... ah, sweet memories...
Oz bank in comedy Heartbleed blog FAIL
Bank: 'We are now safely patched.' Customers: 'You were using OpenSSL?'
Lego is the TOOL OF SATAN, thunders Polish priest
New minifigs like Monster Fighters are turning kids to the dark side
Dark SITH LORD 'Darth Vader' joins battle to rule, er, Ukraine
Only I can 'make an empire out of a republic' intones presidential candidate
Chinese company counters pollution by importing fresh air
Citizens line up for bags of that sweet, sweet mountain air
Google asks April Fools: Want a job? Be our 'Pokemon Master'
Mountain View is prankin' like it's 1999...
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
HP ArcSight ESM solution helps Finansbank
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.