An Arkansas couple has been charged with first-degree felony endangerment of a minor.

Shannon Cox, 48, was arrested early last month after he used a chop saw to cut off his own leg in front of his 5-year-old daughter, after her mother Sandy Cox, 30, left her at home.

Cox was found lying naked in front of a residence and was later airlifted to the hospital. His wife Sandy was not at home at the time, but told police her husband was “acting odd all day long” but he “never touched her” and “was only being verbally abusive”.

Sandy said he was telling her that he was Jesus Christ and that she needed to get right with the lord. Sandy said he then became violent towards her and said he was Satan. He told Sandy that he was going to twist her head off and continued to make verbal threats.

Their daughter, who was interviewed at a child advocacy centre, confirmed she was present at the time her father amputated his leg. She still appeared to be in a state of shock and it was recommended she undergo counselling before further interview attempts.

Omg. Aside from the trauma, I’m just glad she’s okay.