Florence: A jail inmate in Arizona has been hospitalised after authorities say he pulled one of his eyeballs out of its socket.
Officials in Pinal County, southeast of Phoenix, say Colin Corkhill was booked into jail on Wednesday on suspicion of attempted murder, auto theft, aggravated assault and resisting arrest.
The 26-year-old from Scottsdale was housed in a cell with other inmates, but detention officers saw him punch himself in the face, so he was placed in solitary confinement under a mental health supervisor.
Detention officers, while making routine cell checks on Thursday night, saw blood on the window of Corkhill's cell door.
They found that Corkhill had pulled his right eyeball out of its socket with his fingers. Doctors were unable to save the man's eye.