A 37-year-old Esquimalt man is likely regretting his decision in a Saanich parking lot on Thursday night after accidentally stabbing himself.

The man who was parked at Pearkes Arena returned to his vehicle to find that another car had parked extremely close to his.

Out of frustration he allegedly retrieved a knife and punctured a tire of the “offending” vehicle.

“Clearly the man was unfamiliar with the physics behind his actions, as not only did he puncture the tire, but he ended up stabbing himself too,” A/Sgt. Jereme W Leslie said in a release.

According to police, the man realizing how severe the stab wound was, started to drive himself to the hospital before stopping to call an ambulance due to heavy bleeding and loss of blood.

His self-inflicted stab wound required immediate surgery after he severed an artery in his leg.

Saanich Police is asking for any witnesses to call the Saanich Police at 250-475-4321.

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