What would you do to make a little extra money?
A side job, some cash under the table, maybe get a gig online.
How about cut off your hand for insurance money?
That’s what one Slovenian woman did in early 2019, and not to hand over the details early, but it didn’t work.
Most people would be willing to give an arm and a leg for a shot at quick cash, but a couple in Slovenia took it too literally.
The courts averted their end goal of using the injury for a rich insurance payout, but on the other hand, perhaps there is more to the story than it seems.
It’s a cut and dry kind of tale that opens up a conversation about a sad topic.
10 Julija Adlesic
The prime culprit and victim of this case are 22-year old Julija Adlesic from Ljubljana, Slovenia. She and her boyfriend came up with the idea and planned around it for a little over a year before committing to the deed in early 2019.
The plan involved a third party, the boyfriend’s father, and the courts, with various sentences punished all three.
9 Cutting Edge
According to Julija, she cut branches with a circular saw when the “accident” occurred, and her hand was entirely severed at the wrist.
It’s hard not to emphasize this, but even the gnarliest branches of the most untamed tree in a yard shouldn’t need a circular saw to get cut.
Circular saws are power tools meant for home construction and not shaped to be wielded that way.