Sorry Mum, I've gone and lost my arm, I didn't mean to

A SHOCKED mum woke her son up for school on Thursday - and discovered his ARM had been severed in the night.

But amazingly the four-year-old boy - helped by his older brother - went to bed with his stump wrapped in a towel.

When his mother woke him up in the morning he said: "Sorry mum, I've gone and lost my arm. I didn't mean to."

An ambulance with a police escort raced the boy to a local hospital with the severed limb. But it was too late for surgeons to reattach it.

The boy is now recovering in hospital but is lucky to be alive.

Police spokesman Wolfgang Juergens said: "It is nothing short of a miracle that he didn't bleed to death in the night."

The accident happened when the boy and his 11-year-old brother played with an old washing machine in the kitchen at their home in the city of Ulm, southern Germany.

The appliance had been stripped down so the drum was exposed.

The pair switched it on and the boy's arm was caught between the revolving drum and the frame — before being ripped off.

But the older brother picked up the severed limb and put it in the family freezer.

Afraid to tell their mum what had happened, the boy astonishingly went to bed.

Police say an electrical defect meant that a sensor which should have not allowed the drum to spin while the front-loader's door was open was not working.


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  • 15

    And you people thought Chuck Norris was tough.

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  • 7

    WTF?!?!?!?!
    I'd be freakin out

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  • 7

    what a weird ass little kid. thats not the type of thing you sleep on before telling your folks.

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  • 7

    shock - sorry mum, i've gone and lost my arm, i didn't mean to

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  • 3

    I'd be freaking out and I'd be running around screaming

    • peace
    • February 23, 2010, 2:00 pm
    hahahaha any normal person would haha
    - destroyer124 October 24, 2010, 3:24 pm
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  • 3

    Germans feel no pain

    • mit8818
    • February 23, 2010, 3:09 pm
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  • 3

    actually it was the best choice. its one of the best ways to preserve things

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  • 2

    holy crap man what kinda freak puts an arm in a freezer?

    Someone who is ready for the zombie apocalypse.
    - Ertrov January 24, 2011, 1:18 pm
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  • 2

    This boy deserves a slow clap that slowly rises to a giant applause. Spot on spot on (:

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  • 1

    Uh they didn't hear him scream or is he oblivious to pain?

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  • 1

    Anybody else thinking compensation?

    • Dannyl
    • February 23, 2010, 2:07 pm
    nope i'm thinkin snip-
    - Nightfang October 24, 2010, 4:27 pm
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  • 1

    either that or he fainted and his brother carried him home.

    • Mizuno
    • April 25, 2010, 7:00 pm
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  • 1

    that is the future chuck norris. it's the only way he couldn't have died.

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  • 1

    Imagine this kid's drinking injuries when he gets older. Usually I just wake up with a cigarette burn or couple of bruises I can't remember how I got.

    • Ruleb
    • April 26, 2010, 12:23 am
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  • 1

    I lose arms all the time, no big deal. Won't the kid just grow a new one, like every other natural, perfectly normally human?

    • Kojira
    • August 14, 2010, 9:46 pm
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  • 1

    ...so he just...fell asleep... okaiiii, germans reli are freaks XD

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  • 1

    i gess that shows how strict his mom must be if he broke his frickin arm and didnt want to tell her!!!!

    • tacolad
    • October 24, 2010, 3:30 pm
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  • 1

    sounds like the sort of thing a kid would do, fuck up bad and then go to bed to avoid the forthcoming bollocking

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