Man Attempts to Cut Off Own Fingers After Getting Trapped Changing Flat Tire

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HUMBOLDT, Iowa - A Humboldt man took extraordinary measures to try to free himself after his hand got stuck while changing a flat tire.

Michael Boahn got a flat while on his mail route. When he tried to repair it, the vehicle fell off the jacks, trapping his hand in the wheel mechanism.

The Humboldt County Sheriff said Bohan was trying to cut off his fingers with a pocket knife when his brother-in-law happened found him.

It's not clear if any of his fingers were actually amputated.