So he came up with his own radical and permament procedure to remove the stubborn wart forever - he blasted it with a 12-bore shotgun.
But not only did the blast take off almost his entire finger, it also left him facing 15 years in jail for the illegal possesion of a firearm.
Yesterday, with only a stump to show for the middle of his left hand, and a suspended 16-week prison sentence, he insisted he had no regrets.
â€œIâ€™m happy with that,â€ he said outside Doncaster Magistratesâ€™ Court, South Yorkshire.
"The best thing is that the wart has gone. It was giving me lot of trouble.â€