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Man Running In Woods Feels Sharp Pain, Shocked When He Sees This Sticking Out Of The Ground

Picturesque Asheville, North Carolina has become an increasingly popular destination for people all across the region. Many locals and visitors spend some quality time outdoors at the scenic 1,100-acre Pinnacle Park.

With hundreds of miles of pristine nature trails, popular Pinnacle Park hosts tens of thousands of hikers and runners every year. But apparently someone doesn’t want a more people coming to Pinnacle Park.

One visitor went on a run recently at Pinnacle Park when he tripped over something odd. Not q uite sure what happened, he stopped to take a look because he injured his foot. When he looked more closely, he saw a long carpenter’s nail buried in the ground sharp end up like someone purposely planted it that way.

Another runner reported a similar experience where the nail stabbed through his shoe and grazed his foot. At that point, park security decided they had a serious threat on their hands.

When a pattern was established, authorities closed Pinnacle Park to the public. Law enforcement and volunteers are in the process of carefully searching the trail to find any more spikes installed by this malicious perpetrator.

Bryan Barwatt, an engineer with the North Carolina Department of Transportation, commented: “We’re literally blowing every leaf off the trail, and following behind with metal detectors. It was a deliberate effort. Someone hammered 4-inch long galvanized nails and left them sticking out a half- to 1 inch, and at an angle so they’re like spikes.”

He noted that over 40 nails have been found poking out of trails or lodged in trees, roots, and logs.

“It’s hard to believe someone would do this and put a lot of effort into doing this. … We want to assure people we’re taking this very seriously and taking care of it swiftly,” Barwalt continued.

Given the size of the park, the survey took a few weeks. Authorities now say they believe they found all the nails and that Pinnacle Park is safe again.

Of note, Asheville police have put up a $1,000 reward for any leads that end up in the conviction of the perpetrator.

Source: AWM
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