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Police remove shirtless man hanging upside down from basketball hoop

By Mason White 5:45 PM May 3, 2015
The man in the basketball hoop 

By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) Police were called after a man became entangled in a basketball hoop.

Police and firefighters in Washington, used a ladder to rescue the man who was without a shirt and hanging upside down by the feet on a basketball hoop.

The incident occurred around 6:30 p.m. on Friday at Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill in Seattle.

The hammer wielding man somehow got in the hoop and one foot got stuck in the net. Nearly a dozen police officers watched as the man began thrashing around the hoop.

During the ordeal, he switched from hanging by his feet to getting his head back inside the hoop.

When the man hung upside down by his feet, the police officers tried to get a hold of him, but the man resisted and would not allow the officers to remove him from the hoop.

The officers used a ladder from a fire truck and attempted to get to the man. When he attempted to kick the ladder away from the hoop, officers were able to grab both arms and one leg.

At that point, two Seattle firefighters climbed on the ladder and cut the net and freed man.

Seattle Police said that they are still deciding whether to cite the man for destruction of property.