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'Fayetteville Observer' Carrier Suffers Gouging Ordeal on His Route

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'Fayetteville Observer' Carrier Suffers Gouging Ordeal on His Route

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If you think your carriers have it bad, at least none of them have recently been impaled while making their deliveries.

Kevin Williams, a newspaper carrier for The Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer, got himself impaled on a wrought-iron fence for more than two hours on Monday, according to police.

Williams, 51, told WRAL-TV in Fayetteville that he mistakenly threw a bundle of papers into an alley on his route at about 3 a.m., and scaled the fence to retrieve them. While he made it over the fence with no problem, when he tried to climb back over again a spike atop the fence gouged his left calf -- and he found himself hanging upside-down, bleeding and alone in the early dark hours of the morning.

"On a scale from one to 10 -- 10 being the worst pain -- it was about a 10," Williams told WRAL. "Blood just kept running out of that the whole time I was there. …

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