HolyCoast: He's Just a-Swangin'...

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

He's Just a-Swangin'...

That headline comes from the old John Anderson country song, but could be applied to this story:
Some bets just shouldn't be made.

Just ask a 21-year-old Vallejo man who made a $100 bet with his friends that he could fit into a baby swing at a local park.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the unidentified man -– who should be thanking police for not releasing his name –- lubed himself up with liquid laundry detergent and jammed himself into the kiddie swing's leg holes about 9 p.m. Friday.

But he got stuck, his legs swelled and he couldn't get out.

To make matters worse, his friends abandoned him.

The newspaper reported that nine hours passed before a groundskeeper heard him screaming for help at 6 a.m. the next morning.

Vallejo firefighters tried to free him, but ultimately took him to a hospital –- still in the swing.

"The man sustained non-life-threatening injuries to his body, but there's no word yet on the condition of his ego," the Chronicle reported.
This guy needs to get himself right down to an #Occupy protest. He'll fit right in.


Sam L. said...

I expect a Leatherman tool, with a serrated blade and a saw blade, might have done the trick if he'd had one.

I note there's no mention, but I strongly suspect liquor was involved.

Janna said...

What a moron! LOL