Sunday, April 06, 2008
When emergency crews arrived on the scene soon after they found the man, believed to be in his 40s, impaled through his "rectal area" by one of the metal posts that were supporting the young tree at its base.
The injured man was bleeding badly, but he was conscious and able to talk.
He claimed he had climbed the approximately five-metre-tall tree to escape from two or three muggers, Police said. The would-be bandits then allegedly yanked him out of the tree and he was impaled as he fell to the ground. Police would not confirm or deny reports indicating the man's pants were around his ankles when he was located.
However, they admit they are skeptical of the man's story.