A severed penis found in a jar and abandoned in a garden has triggered a police investigation in Argentina.
A gardener told the police that he found the jar containing the organ at his mother’s garden as he tended to the weeds. The shock discovery occurred at a property in Balcarce, a town in Buenos Aires province around 30 miles west of the Atlantic Ocean coastal resort of Mar de Plata.
Local reports said the gardener had accidentally broken the jar as he tended to his mum’s overgrown grass for the first time in three months and was struck by the “strong smell” coming from inside.
Police forensic experts took the jar and its contents away after being called to the scene by the stunned man.
“The jar contained a liquid which was protecting the penis inside,” police said.