A security guard came up with a bizarre remedy to remove a wart - he shot off his finger with a shotgun.
Sean Murphy, 38, from Doncaster, had seen his GP repeatedly about the problem and also tried a variety of traditional ointments and creams.
But when the persistent wart refused to disappear, he opted for the firepower of a 12-bore Beretta he claimed he had found under a hedge a few months earlier.
His technique successfully removed the wart - along with most of the middle finger of his left hand.
I'm pretty sure life has given Mr. Murphy a proverbial middle-finger as a replacement.