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Prankster Cements His Head In A Microwave--And The Fire Department Is Not Happy

Prankster Cements His Head In A Microwave--And The Fire Department Is Not Happy
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7 months ago

It should go without saying that you probably shouldn't put cement anywhere near your face. Let alone try and make a mould of your face with the stuff. Not only would you probably end up in a sticky situation, you'd also waste the time of emergency services when they come to get it off. 

YouTube prankster Jimmy Swingler from the United Kingdom, one half of the TGFbro channel, seemingly decided that it would be fun to mix seven bags of Polyfilla and pour it into a microwave which he'd put on his head, with his face only protected by a plastic bag. 

Unsurprisingly, his friends were unable to remove the microwave and had to feed an air tube into the man’s head to help him breathe.

After an hour or so of trying to get the microwave off, they decided to call emergency services. 

West Midlands Fire Service, who had to come and rescue Swingler, weren't impressed. 

"We're seriously unimpressed," the service wrote in a tweet. "Five of our firefighters were tied up for an hour this afternoon, freeing a YouTube pranker whose head had been 'cemented' inside a microwave oven." 

In a video statement, Simon Woodward, the station commander, explained that specialist crews had to spend an hour freeing the man. 

Watch Commander Shaun Dakin was equally unimpressed. 

"As funny as this sounds, this young man could quite easily have suffocated or have been seriously injured," Dakin explained. 
"Taking the microwave apart was tricky, because a lot of it was welded."
"We video-called our technical rescue colleagues for advice and eventually managed to get him unstuck."
"He was very relieved when we removed a large chunk of the Polyfilla with a screwdriver, allowing him to breathe more easily."
"But we had to be extremely careful with the screwdriver, working so closely to his head."
"It took us nearly an hour to free him. All of the group involved were very apologetic, but this was clearly a call-out which might have prevented us from helping someone else in genuine, accidental need."

Social media was equally unimpressed. 

What do you think of this prank?

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