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Parks Department: "About Those Spikes in Green Lake..."

"...Our bad." Yes folks, the great Green Lake spike saga has been solved and it is all the Parks Department's fault. Police have closed the case into a possible local foot hater, after the Parks Department realized that they had placed the spikes in the lake--more than 20 years ago. The originally curved metal stakes were used to hold down plastic sheeting on the bottom of the lake.
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Why is someone putting sharp spikes in park ponds?

Odd : Boing Boing (6 years ago)

Mondoreb says: "Sharpened steel spikes, hidden in pits and water, have begun turning up in parks and lakes on two continents." A man wading in the water at the Green Lake Boating Center in Seattle felt a “sharp jab in his foot” Sund... Read Post

NYPD Blames Crime Spike in Parks on Inattentive Frolickers

United States / New York : Gothamist (4 years ago)

According to the NYPD, crime in city parks jumped 25% last year. And yes, there were a few rapes, but police say most of the crime happens because happy-go-lucky parkgoers forget that they need to watch their stuff. NYPD spokesman P... Read Post

Licorice Is a Helluva Drug

United States / Seattle : Slog (5 years ago)

Seattle police are investigating a bizarre case of possible poisoning after a Crown Hill bartender reported having a bad trip after consuming some allegedly spiked licorice. According to a police report, the bartender—who is in her ... Read Post


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