Man calmly walks into gas station with metal rod lodged in his head

WARNING: Graphic Content

TAURANGA, NEW ZEALAND -- A gas station's owner was shocked when a man walked into his store with a metal rod lodged right through his head.

Yes, you read that right: 23-year-old Adam Armitage walked into the gas station with a metal rod stuck in his head and blood streaming down his face.

He calmly asked the cashier to use his phone to call the police, telling him he was attacked.

"He just walked in and he's got the tire iron in his head and I was just like, 'Is that a drumstick in your head?' and he was like, 'No it's a tire iron' and I was just like, 'Aw, that's not good!" exclaimed Dylan Shea, a witness. "The sharp part of the tire iron was in his temple, he's real lucky, lucky that it didn't go any deeper."

Armitage was eventually airlifted to an area hospital where he is listed in serious condition.

"It was really like 'Is this a TV show, is this guy for real?' It looked like a Halloween stunt where people wear those Halloween costumes over their heads, but it was pretty real when he turned around and the blood was coming down the side of his head," said the gas station's owner, Lester Gray.

"All my other mates they were freaking out, I stayed reasonably calm. They don't really like that gory sort of stuff. He was pretty calm he's like, he wasn't freaking out or anything, so he was obviously knew what had gone wrong, and he said he knew his first aid and that so he didn't try and rip it out or anything," added Shea.

Police say they're still searching for Armitage's alleged attacker.


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