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Florida man's Jaguar slices off his thumb

The victim said the car's automatic "soft close" feature makes it a "guillotine."
Credit: AP Photo/Christophe Ena
The logo of Jaguar car is pictured at the Auto show in Paris, France, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, 2018.

His car, not a big cat.

The New York Post reports 81-year-old Theodore Levy lost his right thumb after it got caught in the Jaguar's door.

The Jag, valued at $96,000 and equipped with a "soft close" feature, "pulverized the bone structure" in a finger and left his thumb “a shadow of what it used to be," said the Post, citing court documents.

The "soft close" feature automatically activated in April 2017 in a restaurant parking lot, trapping his hand.

Levy claims the safety feature turns the car into a "guillotine" of sorts.

The Post said Jaguar had not seen the lawsuit, so it could not comment.

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