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Friday, September 14, 2007

YOUNG AND DUMB

One Pennsylvania man discovered that climbing over a 12-foot high wrought-iron fence was hardly worth the effort to get to a rock concert after he impaled himself on the top.



Nineteen-year-old Aaron C. Fry of Washington Borough had to steady himself for 45 minutes until rescuers were able to cut three, 1-inch rods away from the fence that were embedded in his thigh (one nearly eight inches) before they could lower him to the ground.

Fry later was listed in stable condition after having the two-foot section of the fence removed. No charges were filed.

But here's the "irony": Fry and his friends, who successfully cleared the fence, had tickets to the concert. They just didn't want to pay the $5 fair fee or walk further down the block to the gate.

It'd be my guess that those guys are likely to think twice before taking another stab at such tomfoolery.

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Photo by Maryanne Ventrice

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Pete said...

Well,we don't make our best decisions at age 19 sometimes.Do we? What a bonehead move!
It wasn't even a concert featuring anyone of any R&R worth either.
The kid learned a rather painful lesson.

Fri Sep 14, 11:10:00 AM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

Lucky it was only his thigh...a tad higher, and he'd be singing in an all-girls choir..forever.. :}

Fri Sep 14, 12:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ouch!

Sat Sep 15, 06:31:00 PM  

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