Man's penis cut off by vacuum cleaner

Long Branch, New Jersey — Police say a New Jersey man trying to have sex with a vacuum cleaner nearly bled to death.

Authorities say the machine cut off a-half inch of his penis.

A Long Branch city spokesman says the unidentified man was drunk when it happened.

He first told police he'd been stabbed. But, officers instead say the man hoped to obtain sexual pleasure from the vacuum's suction.

But, when the man turned it on, the blade cut off part of his penis.

Doctors were able to stop the bleeding, but they couldn't reattach the severed part.