A 6-year-old boy was walking down the street with his father and sister in the Chinese city of Shenzhen, when the father allegedly asked the boy to bite his penis. The boy refused. All three people were naked, the Shanghai Daily reports, and upon the boy's refusal to bite his father's penis, the father bit off his son's:

When people realized what had happened, they rushed to rescue the boy who was already screaming with blood gushing out of his crotch. They nailed down the father to the ground and picked up the penis that was thrown into the shrubs.

Local media reports say doctors were able to reattach the boy's phallus, "but he may still risk lifetime disability." Detained by police, the father has since been admitted to a hospital for some sort of medical treatment. Neighbors claim that the divorced man had been a good parent until about a year ago when, after losing his job and wife, he started acting strangely in public. When rent was due he would take his children begging, they say. [Shanghai Daily, Shanghaiist, image of Shenzhen via AP and for illustrative purposes only]