photo by knitlings
ATHENS — An Athens man told authorities he woke up Wednesday night with a crochet needle stuck in his penis, Sheriff Mike Blakely said.
The 45-year-old Holt Road resident said he was drinking at his home with an ex-girlfriend at about 8 p.m. when he fell asleep. He woke up after 11 p.m. to find blood dripping from his genitals, Blakely said.
The man went to Athens-Limestone Hospital, where an X-ray showed a crochet needle, about 7 to 8 inches long, completely inserted.
Blakely said he wants to question the man about the incident because he told deputies he did not know his ex-girlfriend’s last name and that he did not wake up while she was inserting the needle.
“If we find out he’s lying about how this happened, he could be charged with filing a false report,” Blakely said.
The sheriff and Chief Investigator Stanley McNatt tried to question the man Thursday, but the hospital released him and he was not home. Blakely said a deputy-involved shooting Thursday also hindered the investigation into this incident.
Blakely said the hospital successfully removed the needle. He did not know if doctors were able to pull out the needle or if they had to cut it out.
OW ow and OOWWWW