Runner’s Foot Impaled By Intentionally Placed Nail – 40 More Were Found On North Carolina Trail


North Carolina’s 1,100-acre Pinnacle Park is now closed after a runner stepped on an intentionally placed nail on the trail leading up to the Black Rock Summit. in Jackson County remains closed after a runner’s foot was impaled by a nail purposely placed on a popular trail that leads to the Black Rock Summit.


NC Department of Transportation, Sylva police officers, town maintenance workers, and several other volunteers scoured the trail yesterday using leaf blowers and metal detectors, looking for more nails.

According to the Sylva Police Department, 40 additional nails have already been discovered hammered into tree roots and logs along the ‘Assault on Black Rock’ trail.

Here is what the nails look like:

There is now a $1,000 reward for any information that might lead to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for intentionally placing the nails.

Call the Sylva Police Department at 828-586-2916 if you have any information or additional questions.

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