Man Chops off Own Penis
Man tripping on 'Magic' Mushrooms, Chops Off Own Penis (Representative Image) Image Credit: Flickr/no prawns

A 41-year-old US man ripped off his genitals with his bare hands in the grounds of a school after taking magic mushrooms.

According to police, the unidentified man was found naked and screaming in agony on the premises of Ypsilanti Middle School, Michigan, at about 1am local time on 18 June.

Washtenaw County Sheriff's deputies were informed about the incident and summoned to the scene after the man broke one of the windows of the school and its alarm went off, Sergeant Geoff Fox told Ann

Fox further said that when the man was discovered, he was on his knees with his legs, waist and groin covered in blood. It took six officers to restrain him and put him in the ambulance.

"He mutilated his genitals with his bare hands," Fox said. "He was doing a lot of yelling and screaming."

According to a report in The Columbus Dispatch, apart from ripping off his penis, the man had also tried to claw off his scrotum.

Initially little of what the man was saying made sense. However, upon seeing his condition, police took him to a hospital close by for urgent treatment.

When the man was finally able to talk a few days later, he told police he had been visiting some friends near Ypsilanti and bought the hallucinogenic mushrooms in preparation. However, he remembered little after buying the drugs.

"He doesn't have much recollection about anything that happened," Fox said.

A toxicology test performed on the man turned out to be inconclusive, and more extensive tests are being performed while he recovers at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor.

Although the man has not been charged, police will seek charges of disorderly conduct or breaking into the school at the prosecutor's office.

According to the NHS, magic mushrooms, like LSD (Acid) "are hallucinogenic, making people see, hear and experience the world in a different, 'trippy' way. Colours may become intensified and sounds distorted. Users may also become panicky and suffer from paranoia."

Last month, a 32-year-old man from South Korea cut off his own penis because he did not want to have children. The man, who mutilated his own genitals near a train station, was unable to bear the pain and had to seek the help of an officer who summoned an ambulance for him.