Doctors in Shenzhen, China have reattached a 6-year-old boy's penis after his father reportedly bit it off, the Shanghai Daily reports.
According to the paper, witnesses claim that the 32-year-old unidentified father was walking with his completely naked son and 4-year-old daughter on the street Thursday when he commanded the boy to bite his penis.
When the boy refused, the man attacked him.
Horrified passersby subdued the man, forced him to spit out his son's penis, and called the police, China Buzz states according to local news reports in China.
The boy's reattachment surgery was successful, but it is too early to tell if he will have normal use of the apendage. The Shanghai Daily reports relatives will care for the boy's sister.
Cops say that the father is likely to have a mental illness -- he was recently seen pretending to strangle his son on their balcony, according to witnesses. Police also found that the man, who was only identified by the surname Yu, was severely in debt after a failed business venture and was often seen gambling.