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Man Gets Stuck in Seattle Basketball Hoop, Cops Called

A man with a hammer but not much of a plan got stuck in a basketball hoop at a Seattle park on May Day — occasionally dangling from his foot.

Seattleites may still be distraught over losing their beloved SuperSonics to Oklahoma City seven years ago, but this is ridiculous.

A man with a hammer but not much of a plan got stuck in a basketball hoop at a Seattle park on May Day — occasionally dangling from his foot. A fire ladder truck and two firefighters were needed to cut him loose from the net. Police said Monday he won't be charged.

The weird incident not only yielded a gold-plated video. It also gave the Seattle Police Department's famously quirky PR crew an excuse to tweet this:

Police said Monday the man was sent for a mental health evaluation.

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— M. Alex Johnson