Talk about a jam: Shirtless man gets stuck in Capitol Hill basketball hoop
SEATTLE -- Chalk this up to something Seattle police weren't expecting during the May Day festivities: A shirtless man stuck in a basketball hoop.
The hammer-wielding man somehow climbed up the hoop at Cal Anderson Park in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood...and became stuck.
As nearly a dozen police officers looked on, the man then began thrashing around, at times dangling just by his stuck foot, other times with his head stuck inside the rim, all in an apparent attempt to free his foot.
It took a ladder from a Seattle Fire truck and two firefighters to climb up and cut down the net and free the man.
Seattle Police initially said they were deciding whether to cite the man for any wrongdoing:
But Monday, a police spokesperson said the man won't be charged and was instead taken to a local hospital for a mental evaluation.