Chicago Man With Cable Around Neck Decapitates Self In Virginia

YORKTOWN, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a Chicago man who quickly accelerated in an SUV with a cable around his neck decapitated himself after a domestic dispute in Yorktown.

Local media outlets said deputies with the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office responded to calls of a domestic disturbance Tuesday and found the man in an SUV pulling a utility trailer that was on fire. Police say the man started the blaze.

Authorities say a fire department officer noticed a cable around the man’s neck that was attached to a tree. When deputies tried to get the man to exit the SUV, he accelerated and was pulled from the vehicle and decapitated, they say. The SUV kept going for about 150 yards.

Officials aren’t releasing the man’s name, but say he was 46 and from Chicago.

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  • Just Axin

    Cool!!! Wonder if a dashboard cam got that?

  • doinok

    Must have been a horrific sight….hard to forget.

  • Piggly Wiggly

    My great-grandmother went the same way. Tragic.

  • yo mama

    Excellent candidate for the Darwin Awards!!!!


    look a-head if you want answers….

  • Onmypedastool

    yo mamma, you beat me to it.

  • Heads Rolling

    Brings new meaning to ‘The Cable Guy.’. Guess he didn’t like his service.

  • Hopeful

    Hey NWA, please do society a favor and do the same ASAP.


    One less Chicago jagoff.

  • Motta

    Man! The guy is a genius. Who would of thought of that? What a head he has on his shoulders………..excuse me I meant “had”.

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