Pokemon-Crazy Turkish Boy Jumps from Building, Breaks Leg
A four-year-old Turkish boy jumped from the seventh floor of a building and broke his leg in a daredevil act inspired by the cult Japanese cartoon character Pokemon, the Turkish press reported Monday.
Ferhat Altinbas leapt from the balcony of his home in the southern Turkish city of Mersin at the weekend when his mother left him alone while she went to the local supermarket, the liberal Radikal daily said.
Luckily, the boy landed on a patch of soil rather than the pavement, which earned him a fractured left leg, it added.
Asked by doctors at the hospital why he jumped, little Ferhat was quoted as saying: "I am a Pokemon and I flew like one".
Ferhat's mother, Fusun Altinbas, meanwhile said that she had been unable to prevent her son's infatuation with Pokemon.
"He always watches Pokemon cartoons on television and buys all sorts of Pokemon toys. He is playing with a Pokemon toy even in his hospital bed," she told the mass-circulation Sabah daily – ANKARA (AFP)
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