October 21, 2014


Police say train-hopping man sawed off his penis with a hacksaw

LORAIN — A man was taken to the hospital after police said he cut his penis off, saying “George Bush” made him do it.

Lorain police Detective Buddy Sivert said officers got a call from a train conductor, who spotted the man on the train.

The man was asked to get off the train, which was hauling pipes, but he was still in the area around 1 p.m. Tuesday.

“They contacted us when they saw him doing what they thought was masturbating,” Sivert said.

Sivert said officers arrived to find the man bleeding severely from his groin. A portion of his severed penis, which was cut off with a hacksaw, was found by officers on the railroad tracks near 21st and Access streets.

Sivert said the man is believed to be a 30-year-old man from Manheim Township, Pa., near Lancaster. Police are looking for his relatives.

Sivert said no drugs were found at the scene, but police believe they may be the cause of the man’s strange actions.

“That type of behavior obviously leads us to believe that drugs are related,” he said.

The man was not charged as the conductor did not press charges for criminal trespass.

He was taken to Mercy Regional Medical Center, and his condition was not available Tuesday night.

Contact Chelsea Miller at 329-7123 or cmiller@chroniclet.com.

  • Tom

    It’s not obvious that he was on drugs. He could just be mentally handicapped or disabled. It sounds like he’s schizophrenic…

    • Melissa Merrill Snyder

      my first thought was a mental illness of some sort. I hope he gets the help he needs.

    • Joe Smith

      Other articles state he was on mushrooms

      • mh1492

        Good scare story for the kids. Just a little white lie to keep the drug war alive and well.

        • Joe Smith

          Is that your avatar or are you just happy to see me?

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  • Bonnie Pickett

    He is obviously in need of help for mental illness.George Bush made him do it? Barack Obama has blamed Bush for everything else.

  • bigmacky

    This is just the “tip” of the problem

  • Zen Grouch

    **”That type of behavior obviously leads us to believe that drugs are related…”**

    Lorain cops are dumber than I thought.

    When was the last time you ever heard of anyone getting high and mutilating their genitalia?

    If the dude is “obviously” suffering from anything, it’s schizophrenia.

    • Joe Smith

      People are eating other peoples faces while on bath salts, I don’t think genitals would be off the list of things someone who is whacked out would mutilate but not enough info to know

      • Zen Grouch

        “According to the Miami-Dade County medical examiner’s office,
        toxicology tests performed on Eugene found marijuana in his system, but no street drugs, prescription drugs or alcohol. Eugene also tested negative for adulterants commonly mixed with street drugs.”


        OK… granted pot can give you the munchies, but this guy ate face because he was nuts, not because of anything he ingested.

        • Joe Smith

          I stand corrected sir Grouch

  • Angelfire

    That’s going to leave a mark.

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  • it was Busch

    you idiot reporter – he said “Busch made him do it” not some fabricated statement about George Bush