But this week, McNeely, 32, was scratching his back as usual when his fingernail caught on something. His girlfriend took a look."Knife taken from Billy McNeely's back after three years"
"I told Billy: 'There's a knife sticking out of your back.' I was scared. I was ready to pull it out with tweezers," Stephanie Sayine told CBC News.
McNeely is considering whether to file a lawsuit against the local health department.
David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner. He's also a research director at Institute for the Future. On Instagram, he's @pesco.