Man Decapitates Self After Domestic Dispute

August 31, 2011 at 4:47 am by  

Yorktown, VA — An unidentified 46-year-old man is quite dead after decapitating himself following a domestic dispute with his ex-wife and a brief standoff with police.

Shortly after 10 a.m. Tuesday, deputies arrived at the ex-wife’s home in response to a report of a domestic dispute. The man, however, had already vacated the premises.

As one officer was taking a statement from the woman, another officer in the area noticed a utility trailer in flames. When firefighters arrived to douse the flames, they found the man in question sitting inside the Ford Explorer that had been towing the trailer. Police say he ignored repeated commands to exit the vehicle.

At some point during the standoff, firefighters noticed the man had a cable attached to his neck…the other end was attached to a nearby tree. As officers approached to speak to the man, he hit the gas. He was pulled from the vehicle and decapitated, putting an abrupt end to any future arguments with the ex.

York-Poquoson Sheriff Danny Diggs said the man and his ex had apparently been arguing about his living arrangements.

“He was looking to relocate from Chicago to this area, and he wanted her to do more than she was willing to do.”

Police say the couple have two school-aged children who, fortunately, were not home at the time.

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