This is the astonishing moment a man was seen walking calmly into a hospital - with a machete embedded in his head.
Convicted armed robber Pedro Ferreira casually sat down and explained to medical staff he thought he had been stabbed.
Amazingly, he survived his gruesome ordeal and reportedly suffered no long-term complications after surgeons at Restoration Hospital in Recife, Brazil, removed the huge blade during a delicate five-hour operation.
The 34-year-old was transferred from the city hospital to a prison ward where his health remained stable and has since been discharged and returned to his cell.
The convicted criminal, who was jailed in 2004, was involved in a fight last month with another inmate at the Professor Barreto Campelo high security prison on Itamaracá Island, according to local media.
Although he identified his attacker as 27-year-old Antonio da Silva, Ferreira refused to disclose the reason behind the assault.
He said to police: “I was told to go to Antonio’s cell by another inmate.