Police: Man on new street drug impales self on fence

Police: Man on new street drug impales self on fence

(WVUE) - A Florida man impaled himself on a gate spike when he tried to jump the fence at the Ft. Lauderdale Police Department.

Metal cutters and hard hats made the scene look like a construction site, but this it was a real-life rescue.

Sharard Nealy can be seen talking to police Sunday at about 8 p.m. Police believe he may have been under the influence of the street drug "flakka" when he ran away, tried to climb an 8-foot fence, but didn't make it to the other side.

"My crew and I started setting up ladders to support him so that he wouldn't be squirming around as much," said Lt. Robert Marsh.

After about 10 minutes, they were able to cut the gate an

d take Nealy off. The doctors were able to successfully remove the metal spike, and Nealy is expected to make a full recovery.

According to court records, flakka is a fairly new street drug laced with heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and something called PVP alpha. Ft. Lauderdale's deputy fire chief said the only people he's seen it on are "in the back of an ambulance or at the morgue."

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