In July, the Manchester, New Hampshire Fire department received a call about a 30-year-old man who had impaled himself in a fence.
The police also arrived at the scene to find out that the accident occurred while the man was trying to escape from Hilton Garden Inn employees. They were chasing him because, after an argument, he had refused to pay his bill and was attempting to make a run for it.
Local firemen found him trying to balance himself on one leg, while dangling from the fence. The man was conscious and had called the fire department to his rescue, WHDH
“He was actually in pretty good shape. He was texting and making phone calls. He was very cooperative,” the Manchester Fire Department spokesperson said.
Eight firefighters had to be called at the scene, and his rescue required the use of hydraulic cutting equipment. They had to remove part of the fence, as the man's leg was pierced by a spike and had to be carried to the hospital without it being pulled out.
“There were a few moments where things were getting moved around. There were some power tools being operated. He cringed a few times but for the most part he was just like get me out of here,” Lt. Chiasson of the Fire Department added.
He had to undergo surgery, and was lucky enough to keep his leg, even after having 18 inches of fence going through it.
“He didn’t hit any arteries, any ligaments according to the hospital. And didn’t hit any bones either," the Fire Department spokesman explained.
This act of cosmic justice could have gone a lot worse for this “criminal.” The man fully recovered, but it is safe to presume he will never try to skip out on a tab again.