It is unbelievable that some is willing to injure and maim someone else simply to steal his cell phone:
A WEST Australian man has been charged after allegedly chopping off another man’s finger with a samurai sword.
Police said a 24-year-old man had been charged over an attack in a park at Mandurah, south of Perth, last month.
A 22-year-old man lost a finger from his left hand when he was struck by a samurai sword, police spokesman Ian Hasleby said.
“The victim told Peel detectives he was sitting on a park bench around 6pm (WST) when he was approached by the offender, who produced a samurai sword and swung the weapon, striking his hand,” Mr Hasleby said.
“He allegedly punched the 22-year-old Mandurah man to the mouth and stole his phone and left.
“The injured man was admitted to hospital and doctors were unable to reattach his finger.”
The 24-year-old was charged by detectives yesterday with grievous bodily harm and stealing.
He will appear in the Mandurah Magistrates Court on Friday. [AAP]