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Stabbing Victim Saved by Fast Food

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the super-size-my-health-insurance dept.

Crime 4

37-year-old James Hobbs was viciously stabbed in the neck, but luckily for him, he had just picked up a Doner Kebab. James was able to jam the kebab into the 5-inch cut and slow the blood-flow until help arrived. Hobbs said: "I instinctively whacked the kebab to my neck to restrict blood flow. It's pure luck I was hungry." Even with his lunch's greasy help, he still lost lost 6½ pints of blood by the time medics arrived.

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Instinctively? (1)

CrispyZorro (1809948) | more than 3 years ago | (#35151452)

I can't think of a single animal that instinctively jams food in a wound. I also am having trouble figuring out how that mess he is holding helped the situation.

Re:Instinctively? (1)

goontz (1441623) | more than 3 years ago | (#35152326)

The instinct is there, just in a broader sense. We (and other animals) instinctively do what we can to conserve our life and survive. In his case, he needed to stop/slow the bleeding and he happened to use fast food in place of a bunch of gauze. Personally, I think I would have opted for my shirt or something before food, but it apparently worked out fine for him. Although, using something more obvious probably wouldn't have made the news.

Luck? (1)

Stenchwarrior (1335051) | more than 3 years ago | (#35152524)

"...pure luck I was hungry"

I gotta think that if he hadn't stopped to get the food then he wouldn't have been stabbed in the first place.

This bringsg a whole new meaning to... (1)

zrbyte (1666979) | more than 3 years ago | (#35160720)

I can haz cheeseburger.
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