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April 13, 2013 | By a Times Staff Writer
Workers at a West Covina Home Depot were offered grief counseling Friday after a man tried to cut off his arms with a saw Wednesday. Surgeons managed to save the arms of the man, whom West Covina police described as being in his 50s. He was in critical condition Thursday at a hospital, said Cpl. Rudy Lopez. West Covina police say the man calmly and quietly walked into the Home Depot shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday and headed to the hardware section where the saws were. “He walked into the saw area and began cutting both of his arms,” Lopez said earlier.
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NEWS
December 27, 2012 | By Betty Hallock
A 20-year-old man in Tunisia died after eating 28 raw eggs in a bet with friends, news reports say. The man reportedly ate more than two dozen eggs in one sitting after friends dared him to do it, according to news.com.au . Shortly after swallowing the raw eggs, the man complained of severe stomach pains and his friends called an ambulance to the scene just outside of Kairouan, Tunisia. Tunisia's Shems FM radio station said on Wednesday that “doctors were called ... but he died before medical assistance could reach him.” The official cause of death has not been determined.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A carjacking suspect who fled police and barricaded himself inside a Boyle Heights apartment was shot and killed early Tuesday by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies, officials said. Deputies entered the building in the 500 block of Fairview Avenue between 3:30 and 4 a.m. and shot the man during a confrontation, officials said. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not identified. Authorities said the incident began about 10:30 p.m. Monday, when the man carjacked a driver and was soon spotted by police.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 2013 | By Jason Wells
A 46-year-old San Bernardino man was arrested Thursday, covered in blood, after he allegedly stabbed his sister-in-law to death with a machete. The man's wife and teenage son also suffered stab and slashing wounds to their chest, KTLA-TV reported. The man, who was not immediately identified, surrendered without incident after police, responding to a domestic violence call, arrived at a home in the 2300 block of North Davidson Drive at about 6 p.m. There they found the man in the backyard covered in blood with the machete, investigators said.
NEWS
July 26, 2011 | By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times / for the Booster Shots blog
A 63-year-old Southern California man, suffering from a painful hernia, apparently stuck a butter knife into his abdomen in an attempt to remove it. In an admirable display of conscientiousness, the Associated Press reports , the Glendale resident also took the cigarette he was smoking and pressed it to the open wound. "I don't know if he was cauterizing it," one officer told AP. The man showed no outward signs of pain, according to police. His wife called 911. The officer said that he'd seen self-mutilation, "but not a maneuver like this.
NATIONAL
October 15, 2012 | By Matt Pearce
Authorities have announced the arrest of a man suspected of  the Oct. 8 kidnapping and sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl in Cody, Wyo. Few details were available  Sunday. “The suspect and vehicle (white Toyota 4Runner) involved in the child abduction case in Cody has been captured,” the Wyoming Highway Patrol said on its   Facebook page . “Thank you for all of your assistance and information!” An FBI news release said that the man had been arrested in Belgrade, Mont., and that further details would be released at a Monday morning news conference at Cody City Hall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 2013 | From a Times staff writer
A Southern California man who said he always wanted to skydive finally did it Monday on this 100th birthday. Vernon Maynard, a retired car dealer, and his two great-nephews made their first skydive from 13,000 feet in Perris, said Jean Walcher of the U.S. Parachute Assn., the Associated Press reported. They were accompanied by trained instructors. Skydive Perris manager Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld said Maynard, of Palm Desert, obtained a doctor's note before making the jump, according to the AP. Maynard's daughter Linda Hironimus said her father's friends made arrangements for him to skydive after he said he always wanted to try it. ALSO: LAX shooting: Condition of wounded teacher is upgraded to 'good' Driver shot and killed in Paramount after 4-hour chase is identified Tomahawk-throwing champion chases burglar from her home with ax  
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