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Man believed he was a ninja-impaled by fence spike

On 11/16/09, at approximately 11:15 p.m., an officer was doing an area check for a victim of an assault in the 600 block of 7 Av when she came across a male screaming for help, as he was impaled on the top of a metal fence. 

Seattle Fire Department (SFD) was called immediately and officers supported the male to prevent further injury due to the subject becoming weaker.  When SFD arrived they removed the male from the spike and transported him to Harborview Medical Center (HMC) for treatment. 

Believing that this male might have been involved in the assault officers were doing an area check for, the officers contacted the male at HMC.  The male claimed he was not being chased, but rather he thought he was a ninja and would be able to successfully leap over the 4’-5’ fence. 

Clearly he was overconfident in his abilities, no doubt bolstered by alcohol.