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Shirtless, Hanging Upside Down, Swinging a Hammer at Police -- Possibly the Strangest Arrest Made During Last Friday's 'May Day' Marches

"He may be arrested for property destruction, or at least goal-tending"

Image source: YouTube

Sixteen arrests were made during last Friday's "May Day" marches held in Seattle, Washington.

However, one stood out from all of the others. The arrest of a hammer-wielding, shirtless man who somehow managed to get himself stuck on a basketball rim on a city playground.

Image source: YouTube

Captured by a camera on a police helicopter, a group of officers encircled the basketball goal, attempting to help the man break free from the backboard.

The man was reportedly swinging a hammer, keeping officers at arm's length. When he appeared to grow weary, cops were able to grab the man's arms, and bring in a ladder to get him down.

Image source: YouTube


The Seattle police department's Twitter account shared news on the event, along with a touch of humor.

Watch the video of the crazy arrest from a Seattle police helicopter.

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