Tuesday, January 29, 2008

That's Gotta Hurt!

A South African suspected thief who impaled his feet on a fence while running away from guards will appear in court once he can walk, police say. Mthandani Nqetho pierced his feet on steel spikes as he was trying to jump the fence on Friday night in Durban. He managed to free one of them, but was unable to release the other and had to hang on until morning when church goers saw him and called the rescue services. Captain Greg Bevan, who was part of the rescue team, said Mr Nqetho was in a bad way when he was found. His wrists were swollen from clinging on to the railings for so long. "People in the crowd gave him a cigarette and grapes until the rescue services arrived," he said, adding that bystanders believe he may have been there for about 12 hours.

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