A Navy veteran is suing after a giant pine cone allegedly fell on his head, causing brain damage in San Francisco.
Sean Mace was napping and reading underneath a pine tree at the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park when the 16-pound pine cone fell, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Now, Mace is suing the US government, the National Park Service, the Department of the Interior and San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park for $5 million in damages.
His attorney says that Mace has an irreversible brain injury, for which he has undergone two surgeries and will require a third.
The grove with the tree in question has been fenced off and officials have added signs warning “Danger: Giant seed pod falling from tree.”
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