And he didn't stop running until he was hit the back wall of a firehouse in Manitoba. He applied for a position as a fireman, listing his name as "Hal 'Deep Thought' Joshua". While the crew agreed that Hal's mustache was old school fireman style, they were a little concerned about one answer on his application. To the question, "What's the best way to put out a one alarm blaze when no hydrants are available," Hal wrote, "Shoot it out. Swords are total B.S." He didn't get the job, so he went to ask for his old job back with the Manitoba police force after a six year leave of absence.