A short sheath caused a Sandusky man to stab himself in the neck Sunday with a 3-foot sword, a police report said.
Officers were dispatched at about 1:45 p.m. to the emergency room at Firelands Regional Medical Center when hospital staff treated a man who had a suspicious wound on his neck, the report said.
Police arrived to find Michael Paulsen, 20, of the 800 block of Decatur St., suffering from a stab wound caused by a sword. Paulsen told police he was trying to take a sheath off the sword, but the sheath was too small, leaving a portion of the blade sticking out of the end, the report said.
Paulsen somehow fell on the sword, with the unsheathed portion striking him in the neck, the report said.