A man decapitated himself during a gruesome suicide after tying his head to a pole with a chain and driving off in his car.
Police say the 51-year-old man attached one end to a lamp post and the other around his neck before hitting the accelerator of his Honda Pilot.
As the car shot forward, the chain tore his head from his body as the car continued down the street smashing in to several parked vehicles.
As it came to the rest the man’s headless body was thrown clear of the Honda and onto the street.
Terrified onlookers in New York’s Bronx superb called 911 believing the crash to be an accident.
A NYPD source said: “It was particularly gruesome. He made sure he would be successful.”
Police later said preliminary investigations had shown the man, who has not been named, was caught on CCTV carrying out his own death.
The tragedy happened at 9.35am on Monday in Hunts Point.
Police are looking for no one else in connection with the man’s death.
– Source: http://www.mirror.co.uk
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