An actor from Albuquerque, New Mexico, has admitted that he cut off his own arm in order to appear as a war veteran to try and get roles.
Todd Latourette, who claims he is bipolar, cut off and cauterized his right arm roughly 17 years ago while he was off his medications. He says that he took the rash action as a way to appear to be a war veteran and hopefully jump start his acting career.
Since the incident, Latourette has gained roles on “Better Call Saul” and “Longmire,” albeit smaller roles. He says that he came forward with the truth because he could no longer live with the lie eating at him, saying his actions were “dishonorable.”