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It's All Good? Penis Chop Victim In 'surprisingly good spirits,' Condition

Catherine Becker (Photo: Garden Grove PD)
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Gentlemen, if your wife cut off your junk, tossed it in the garbage disposal, and flipped the switch, would you be "in good spirits"? Such is the take of detectives from the Garden Grove Police Department who interviewed the as-yet-unnamed victim in the now-infamous "penis chop" case, according to the NY Daily News.In addition to coming out of surgery and feeling okay, the 51-year-old soon-to-be-ex of Catherine Becker is listed in "good" condition at UC Irvine Medical Center. It is unclear if his penis could be attached, however, the outlook seems grim.

The motive for the case appears to be the couple's pending divorce. Authorities note that the "garbage disposal element" took the case to a whole new realm, and is what necessitated the aggravated mayhem. Because, obviously, throwing a severed penis in the garbage disposal is no regular ol' mayhem. The charge carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.

Becker is expected to be arraigned today.