Background: Non-gunshot wound penetrating injury to the spinal canal have been known to have variable injury patterns with respect to trajectory and depth. Methods: We present a case of a penetrating glass fragment injury to the T11-12 level with a cerebrospinal fluid leak. Results: A T11-12 bilateral laminectomy and duraplasty with motor-evoked potential monitoring was performed to remove the foreign object and associated hematoma. The clinical presentation and surgical management are discussed with respect to other non-gunshot-related penetrating spine injuries in the literature. Conclusions: This case demonstrates a very rare injury pattern, as the vast majority of intradural penetrating injuries to the thoracic spine result in complete or incomplete spinal cord injury. This patient was neurologically intact, which is remarkable, given the 7cm glass fragment crossing the thoracic spinal canal transversely from the right to left.