A hammer-wielding man needed to be rescued by firefighters and police on Friday evening after he climbed up onto a basketball hoop at a Seattle-area park and somehow got stuck upside down, according to a report.
Hanging by a foot, the shirtless man was flailing and thrashing about as about a dozen officers stood around the court, apparently trying to figure out how to get him down, video from CNN affiliate KOMO showed.
At one point, the man appeared to have his head stuck in the rim as he tried to free himself.
Eventually, firefighters used a ladder to cut the net and get him safely down, the television station reported.
In a tongue-in-cheek tweet, Seattle police stated that he would possibly be arrested for property destruction “or at least goal-tending.”
It was not immediately clear why the man had climbed up onto the hoop.
Shirtless man removed from Cal Anderson basketball hoop. He may be arrested for property destruction, or at least goal-tending.
— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) May 2, 2015
CNN contributed to this story.