In Idaho the home of Mr Potato head a man who believed he bore the "mark of the beast" on his hand amputated it and put it into a microwave and called the authorities .
The man in his mid 20's was calm when the officers arrived and had a tourniquet on his arm.
The deputies surrounded the microwave with their weapons drawn and to be on the safe side cooked the hand for 8 minutes on power level 5 as advised on their radios by a priest.
The severed hand had no noticeable tattoo or mark said sheriff's Captain Ben Wolfinger but "looked kinda creepy but smelled good ."
The man, whose name was withheld, told the deputies that his hand would quote The New Testament Book of Revelations to him in a squeaky voice and masturbate him to gay porn.
He is now in protective custody in the mental health unit of Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d'Alene, the hand was taken by the local priest to be examined for demonic activity.
The book of Matthew contains the passage, "And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for you whole body to do into hell."
It was his left hand and did not mention microwaves .