A 52-year-old Russian man has been detained after using an axe to sever his friend’s penis, say police.
The two villagers had been arguing about the size of their manhoods during a drinking session in the Urals region on Bashkortostan.
After embarking on a penis-measuring competition, the ‘loser’ was so enraged that he attacked his 47-year-old friend with the axe.
The elder man grabbed the axe and his his friend over the head with it, before chopping off the man’s penis, it was alleged.
A police spokesman said: ‘Over two days the men were binge drinking, which led to a violent argument.
‘When words were exhausted, the attacker pulled out an axe and first struck the opponent on the head, then cut off his manhood.’
Neighbour called the emergency services after hearing the man’s pained screams.