A hapless prisoner botched an attempt to carve '666' onto his own forehead after he forgot he was looking into the mirror.
Nikko Jenkins was left more than just red-faced after the numbers came out backwards in the bungled self-mutilation stunt.
The inmate is said to have told a judge during a recent telephone hearing of the irreversible mishap.
He carved the fabled ‘sign of the beast' made famous in the classic horror movie The Omen, backwards — making them look more like upside-down 9s, according to court officials.
Jenkins reportedly told Judge Peter Bataillon that he carved the 666 because he is not receiving treatment for his purported mental illness. He asked the judge to order the Nebraska State Patrol to investigate. But the judge declined, reports local news site Omaha.com .
It is not clear yet whether Jenkins will use the latest self-mutilation to try to get himself again declared incompetent before he can face a death-penalty hearing.
It has worked before.
Jenkins mutilated himself last year, and Bataillon delayed his death-penalty hearing. It took a year before the judge declared him competent to stand trial.
His disclosure of a Manson-style mark — the California killer has a swastika between his eyes — was just the latest antic in a case that has dragged on for 20 months.
Jenkins is scheduled to go before a three-judge panel in early July which will decide if he should be executed for his 2013 killing spree of four people.
The killer says he acts under the voice commands of a serpent god, but psychiatrists are split on whether is he a genuine schizophrenic.