This video is not for the faint of heart.
What first appeared to be a gruesome stunt was actually a serious injury: A man walked into a gas station in Bay of Plenty, New Zealand with a metal rod sticking out of his head.
"I was like, ‘Man is this a TV show? Is this guy for real?’" Katikati Caltex owner Lester Gray told 3 News. “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 blood was coming down the side of his head.”
Adam Armitage, 23, had been allegedly attacked by strangers who approached him while he was sitting in his parked car in a suburban Katikati neighbourhood about four blocks away.
According to police, Armitage was repeatedly punched in the face, then hit with the steel rod.
Armitage was able to drive to the gas station to get help.
What caught witnesses off-guard was Armitage’s apparent nonchalance — likely shock — as he walked in, holding up the rod so it wouldn’t move.
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