Like Tree1Likes

Thread: Weird But True

  1. #1601
    MembersZone Subscriber
    EFD840's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Eclectic (no, NOT electric), Alabama
    Posts
    1,510

    Default This guy's a deep sleeper....

    From USA Today

    Port Orange man unaware he was shot in head

    PORT ORANGE, Fla. (AP) A man who woke up and found his head bleeding, drove to work and left a note for his boss before going to the hospital to find he had a bullet lodged in his brain, authorities said.
    When Glen Thomas Betterley, 53, noticed the blood Thursday morning he asked his girlfriend if she had struck him. Emma Lorene Larsen, 65, said no.

    Betterley went to Halifax Medical Center emergency room where he learned he had been shot in the forehead.

    While Betterley was being treated, police called Larsen and heard a single gunshot. When investigators arrived at the home, they found Larsen dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot to the head.

    Betterley was in stable condition Friday

  2. #1602
    FIREMAN 1st GRADE
    E40FDNYL35's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 1999
    Location
    Malingering
    Posts
    3,644

    Default

    December 31, 2005 -- Another year has gone by.
    ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
    NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
    343
    CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
    LT. John Ginley Engine 40
    FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
    FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
    FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
    FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
    FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
    FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
    FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

    Charleston 9
    "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
    *******************CLICK HERE*****************

  3. #1603
    Forum Member
    RspctFrmCalgary's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Now in Victoria, BC. I'm from beautiful Jasper Alberta in the heart of the Can. Rockies - will always be an Albertan at heart!
    Posts
    6,329

    Default

    Sure is a lot of weird ***** out there in our world, isn't there

    Thanks, Ray

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!
    September 11th - Never Forget

    I respect firefighters and emergency workers worldwide. Thank you for what you do.

    Sheri
    IACOJ CRUSTY CONVENTION CHAIR
    Honorary Flatlander

    RAY WAS HERE FIRST

  4. #1604
    FIREMAN 1st GRADE
    E40FDNYL35's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 1999
    Location
    Malingering
    Posts
    3,644

    Default

    January 1, 2006 -- My head hurts and this is my 1st post of 2006. Wearing your feelings on your sleeve is one thing, but a PETA staffer went at least one better by legally changing his name to KentuckyFriedCruelty.com.
    The former Chris Garnett, a youth outreach coordinator for the Norfolk-based animal-rights group, said his new name "never fails to spark a discussion" about what PETA alleges is the chicken chain's inhumane treatment of chicken.
    ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
    NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
    343
    CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
    LT. John Ginley Engine 40
    FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
    FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
    FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
    FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
    FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
    FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
    FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

    Charleston 9
    "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
    *******************CLICK HERE*****************

  5. #1605
    Forum Member
    DeputyChiefGonzo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Somewhere between genius and insanity!
    Posts
    13,586

    Exclamation

    Quote Originally Posted by E40FDNYL35
    January 1, 2006 -- My head hurts and this is my 1st post of 2006. Wearing your feelings on your sleeve is one thing, but a PETA staffer went at least one better by legally changing his name to KentuckyFriedCruelty.com.
    The former Chris Garnett, a youth outreach coordinator for the Norfolk-based animal-rights group, said his new name "never fails to spark a discussion" about what PETA alleges is the chicken chain's inhumane treatment of chicken.

    His momma must be real proud....
    ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
    Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY

  6. #1606
    Forum Member
    RspctFrmCalgary's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Now in Victoria, BC. I'm from beautiful Jasper Alberta in the heart of the Can. Rockies - will always be an Albertan at heart!
    Posts
    6,329

    Default Happy New Year!

    This is my first post for 2006 too ....


    Weird but True - The Rose Bowl Parade doesn't seem to be on

    I am watching the Roger's Santa Claus Parade in Vancouver but it just isn't the same.
    September 11th - Never Forget

    I respect firefighters and emergency workers worldwide. Thank you for what you do.

    Sheri
    IACOJ CRUSTY CONVENTION CHAIR
    Honorary Flatlander

    RAY WAS HERE FIRST

  7. #1607
    Forum Member
    RspctFrmCalgary's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Now in Victoria, BC. I'm from beautiful Jasper Alberta in the heart of the Can. Rockies - will always be an Albertan at heart!
    Posts
    6,329

    Default

    Weird but True .... I was wrong!

    Apparently the stupid parade is never on a Sunday ... I thought it was ALWAYS on New Year's Day
    September 11th - Never Forget

    I respect firefighters and emergency workers worldwide. Thank you for what you do.

    Sheri
    IACOJ CRUSTY CONVENTION CHAIR
    Honorary Flatlander

    RAY WAS HERE FIRST

  8. #1608
    FIREMAN 1st GRADE
    E40FDNYL35's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 1999
    Location
    Malingering
    Posts
    3,644

    Default

    January 2, 2006 -- An Arkansas man used the sex-offender registry to steal $20,000 from credit cards and federal-tax refunds, cops say. Matthew Buescher, 35, of Siloam Springs, allegedly blew the ill-gotten gains in casinos.

    Guess you could call it a case of perverted justice.
    ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
    NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
    343
    CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
    LT. John Ginley Engine 40
    FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
    FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
    FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
    FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
    FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
    FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
    FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

    Charleston 9
    "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
    *******************CLICK HERE*****************

  9. #1609
    MembersZone Subscriber
    tyler101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Ashland, OH
    Posts
    471

    Default Cat Calls 911 to Help Owner, Police Say

    Police aren't sure how else to explain it. But when an officer walked into an apartment Thursday night to answer a 911 call, an orange-and-tan striped cat was lying by a telephone on the living room floor. The cat's owner, Gary Rosheisen, was on the ground near his bed having fallen out of his wheelchair.

    Rosheisen said his cat, Tommy, must have hit the right buttons to call 911.

    "I know it sounds kind of weird," Officer Patrick Daugherty said, unsuccessfully searching for some other explanation.

    Rosheisen said he couldn't get up because of pain from osteoporosis and ministrokes that disrupt his balance. He also wasn't wearing his medical-alert necklace and couldn't reach a cord above his pillow that alerts paramedics that he needs help.

    Daugherty said police received a 911 call from Rosheisen's apartment, but there was no one on the phone. Police called back to make sure everything was OK, and when no one answered, they decided to check things out.

    That's when Daugherty found Tommy next to the phone.

    Rosheisen got the cat three years ago to help lower his blood pressure. He tried to train him to call 911, unsure if the training ever stuck.

    The phone in the living room is always on the floor, and there are 12 small buttons including a speed dial for 911 right above the button for the speaker phone.

    "He's my hero," Rosheisen said.

    ___

    Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

  10. #1610
    FIREMAN 1st GRADE
    E40FDNYL35's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 1999
    Location
    Malingering
    Posts
    3,644

    Default

    ^ now that's a real Tom cat of a story...

    January 3, 2006 -- Residents of Normal, Ill., have started ducking their town's unusual name and saying they're from nearby Bloomington instead. "Maybe they just feel Bloomington is more recognizable, since it's the older and larger of the communities or maybe they just don't want to put up with the jokes," said Mike Humphreys, an Illinois State University marketing professor. Mark Peterson, Normal's city manager, insists there are far worse names: "I came here from the Kansas City area and lived near Peculiar, Mo."
    What are these people talking about? I live in Hicksville
    Last edited by E40FDNYL35; 01-06-2006 at 08:28 AM.
    ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
    NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
    343
    CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
    LT. John Ginley Engine 40
    FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
    FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
    FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
    FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
    FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
    FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
    FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

    Charleston 9
    "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
    *******************CLICK HERE*****************

  11. #1611
    Forum Member
    RspctFrmCalgary's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Now in Victoria, BC. I'm from beautiful Jasper Alberta in the heart of the Can. Rockies - will always be an Albertan at heart!
    Posts
    6,329

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by E40FDNYL35
    ^ now that's a real Tom cat of a story...
    What are these people talking about? I live in Hicksville
    Thanks, I needed a chuckle ...
    September 11th - Never Forget

    I respect firefighters and emergency workers worldwide. Thank you for what you do.

    Sheri
    IACOJ CRUSTY CONVENTION CHAIR
    Honorary Flatlander

    RAY WAS HERE FIRST

  12. #1612
    FIREMAN 1st GRADE
    E40FDNYL35's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 1999
    Location
    Malingering
    Posts
    3,644

    Default

    January 4, 2006 -- Virgil Stewart is a wheely big jerk. Stewart, 52, who's missing part of his right leg, claimed he had his wheelchair stolen by thugs who then threw him against a fire hydrant. But cops in Canton, Ohio, said he was just trying to con a sympathetic public into giving him a new one. Already on probation for cocaine possession, Stewart said he pulled the con because his old wheelchair was "kind of broken down." At least now he'll have a comfy ride when he's wheeled off to jail.
    ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
    NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
    343
    CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
    LT. John Ginley Engine 40
    FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
    FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
    FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
    FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
    FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
    FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
    FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

    Charleston 9
    "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
    *******************CLICK HERE*****************

  13. #1613
    FIREMAN 1st GRADE
    E40FDNYL35's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 1999
    Location
    Malingering
    Posts
    3,644

    Default

    January 5, 2006 -- A Florida soccer team of 11- to 13-year-old-girls got an eyeful on New Year's Eve at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Orlando when they checked in next to an X-rated swingers party. "My daughter asked me, 'Dad, why is that one woman with another man going upstairs?"' said Paul Camporini, a chaperone for the Clearwater Chargers. "And, 'Why is she again with another man going upstairs?' And I had to tell her."
    ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
    NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
    343
    CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
    LT. John Ginley Engine 40
    FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
    FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
    FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
    FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
    FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
    FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
    FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

    Charleston 9
    "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
    *******************CLICK HERE*****************

  14. #1614
    FIREMAN 1st GRADE
    E40FDNYL35's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 1999
    Location
    Malingering
    Posts
    3,644

    Default

    January 6, 2006 -- Gray Line has launched the "Hurricane Katrina America's Worst Catastrophe" bus tour of devastated sections of New Orleans. And at $35 per person, tickets are selling fast. But not everybody is enthusiastic. Clean-up volunteer Corrie Carton, 56, declared the tours "Disgusting, From the inside of a bus? It sounds ghoulish to me, looking at people grieving up close."


    Well Corrie I think so too.
    ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
    NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
    343
    CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
    LT. John Ginley Engine 40
    FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
    FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
    FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
    FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
    FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
    FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
    FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

    Charleston 9
    "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
    *******************CLICK HERE*****************

  15. #1615
    Forum Member
    RspctFrmCalgary's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Now in Victoria, BC. I'm from beautiful Jasper Alberta in the heart of the Can. Rockies - will always be an Albertan at heart!
    Posts
    6,329

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by E40FDNYL35
    January 6, 2006 -- Gray Line has launched the "Hurricane Katrina America's Worst Catastrophe" bus tour of devastated sections of New Orleans. And at $35 per person, tickets are selling fast. But not everybody is enthusiastic. Clean-up volunteer Corrie Carton, 56, declared the tours "Disgusting, From the inside of a bus? It sounds ghoulish to me, looking at people grieving up close."


    Well Corrie I think so too.
    Great marketing scheme, uh huh
    September 11th - Never Forget

    I respect firefighters and emergency workers worldwide. Thank you for what you do.

    Sheri
    IACOJ CRUSTY CONVENTION CHAIR
    Honorary Flatlander

    RAY WAS HERE FIRST

  16. #1616
    FIREMAN 1st GRADE
    E40FDNYL35's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 1999
    Location
    Malingering
    Posts
    3,644

    Default

    January 7, 2006 -- Police in Laurel, Neb., had no trouble finding Arlie Bichlmeier after he fled a local bank following a botched robbery attempt.
    That's because witnesses noticed the unique vanity license plate on his pickup truck.

    It read: "FINDME." The long arm of the law did, and now he's facing a long stretch in prison.

    Perhaps he'll be assigned the duty of making license plates.
    ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
    NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
    343
    CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
    LT. John Ginley Engine 40
    FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
    FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
    FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
    FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
    FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
    FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
    FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

    Charleston 9
    "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
    *******************CLICK HERE*****************

  17. #1617
    FIREMAN 1st GRADE
    E40FDNYL35's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 1999
    Location
    Malingering
    Posts
    3,644

    Default

    January 7, 2006 -- The RUBBER is gone for now....
    ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
    NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
    343
    CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
    LT. John Ginley Engine 40
    FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
    FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
    FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
    FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
    FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
    FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
    FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

    Charleston 9
    "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
    *******************CLICK HERE*****************

  18. #1618
    Forum Member
    RspctFrmCalgary's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Now in Victoria, BC. I'm from beautiful Jasper Alberta in the heart of the Can. Rockies - will always be an Albertan at heart!
    Posts
    6,329

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by E40FDNYL35
    January 7, 2006 -- The RUBBER is gone for now....

    He's probably just on a BEER BREAK!
    September 11th - Never Forget

    I respect firefighters and emergency workers worldwide. Thank you for what you do.

    Sheri
    IACOJ CRUSTY CONVENTION CHAIR
    Honorary Flatlander

    RAY WAS HERE FIRST

  19. #1619
    FIREMAN 1st GRADE
    E40FDNYL35's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 1999
    Location
    Malingering
    Posts
    3,644

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RspctFrmCalgary
    He's probably just on a BEER BREAK!

    Don't think he was the first..WEBTEAM to RUBBER click here
    ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
    NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
    343
    CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
    LT. John Ginley Engine 40
    FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
    FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
    FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
    FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
    FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
    FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
    FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

    Charleston 9
    "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
    *******************CLICK HERE*****************

  20. #1620
    Forum Member
    RspctFrmCalgary's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Now in Victoria, BC. I'm from beautiful Jasper Alberta in the heart of the Can. Rockies - will always be an Albertan at heart!
    Posts
    6,329

    Default

    Well that was nasty....

    Got an error saying WMP couldn't read it or whatever and then my computer just shut down
    September 11th - Never Forget

    I respect firefighters and emergency workers worldwide. Thank you for what you do.

    Sheri
    IACOJ CRUSTY CONVENTION CHAIR
    Honorary Flatlander

    RAY WAS HERE FIRST

  21. #1621
    FIREMAN 1st GRADE
    E40FDNYL35's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 1999
    Location
    Malingering
    Posts
    3,644

    Default

    January 8, 2006 -- A man was busted for stealing diamond earrings from a fund-raiser after he tried to have them appraised at the Fargo, N.D., jewelry store that donated them. "It was goofy," store owner Brad Wimmer said. He recognized the $4,600 baubles, told the man to come back the next day, and had cops come by to make the bust
    ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
    NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
    343
    CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
    LT. John Ginley Engine 40
    FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
    FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
    FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
    FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
    FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
    FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
    FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

    Charleston 9
    "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
    *******************CLICK HERE*****************

  22. #1622
    MembersZone Subscriber
    tyler101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Ashland, OH
    Posts
    471

    Default Isn't That A B!TCH

    FORT SUMNER, New Mexico -- A mouse got its revenge against a homeowner who tried to dispose of it in a pile of burning leaves. The blazing creature ran back into the man's house, catching it on fire.

    Luciano Mares, 81, of Fort Sumner said he caught the mouse inside his house and wanted to get rid of it.

    "I had some leaves burning outside, so I threw it in the fire, and the mouse was on fire and ran back at the house," Mares said from a motel room Saturday.

    Village Fire Chief Juan Chavez said the burning mouse ran just beneath a window of the house. The flames spread up the window and throughout the house.

    All contents of the home were destroyed, he said. No injuries were reported.

    Unseasonably dry and windy conditions have charred more than 53,000 acres (21,200 hectares) and destroyed 10 homes in southeastern New Mexico in recent weeks.

    "I've seen numerous house fires," village Fire Department Capt. Jim Lyssy said, "but nothing as unique as this one."

  23. #1623
    FIREMAN 1st GRADE
    E40FDNYL35's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 1999
    Location
    Malingering
    Posts
    3,644

    Default

    January 9, 2006 -- A bank robber was nailed after the teller who gave him a duffel bag stuffed with cash also tossed in a global positioning satellite device. The device used satellite signals to relay the location of the getaway minivan of Thomas Fricks, 38, in Spokane, Wash. "You guys are good!" a stunned Fricks told cops as they slapped the cuffs on him.
    ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
    NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
    343
    CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
    LT. John Ginley Engine 40
    FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
    FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
    FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
    FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
    FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
    FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
    FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

    Charleston 9
    "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
    *******************CLICK HERE*****************

  24. #1624
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    1

    Default Firies release man stuck in washing machine

    Townsville, Queensland, Australia 10 January 2006:

    WEDGED in a washing machine with his knees pressed tight to his chest, Robin Toom was hot.

    And the baker's assistant was learning that his sister's 8kg top-loader was not such a great hiding place after all.

    "I just hopped in there playing hide and go-seek with the kids," Mr Toom, 30, said yesterday from Townsville, where he and his sister live.

    "I got in there and couldn't even get the lid down and the kids came in and said, 'ha ha, we found you'."

    But embarrassment soon turned to exasperation and perspiration on Sunday afternoon.

    Mr Toom's wife, sister, brother-in-law and the kids were soon trying to help rescue him from the machine, which didn't have an agitator.

    They pushed and pulled. They added lubricant. Nothing worked.

    "I couldn't stop sweating in there, they had to bring in a fan and put it on me. I was wedged in there."

    After about 20 minutes, they called Triple-0.

    "I was waiting for the (fire brigade) to come and bring the jaws of life and cut this thing open," he said.

    Station officer Dave Dillon was on duty when the call came that "a man was stuck in a washing machine".

    "I've never had an adult stuck in a washing machine in my life," Mr Dillon said.

    "We thought we'd get there and he'd have his hand stuck."

    However they arrived and found that the message had been correctly relayed.

    Fire officers threaded a rescue device made of seat-belt-like material under Mr Toom's knees and lifted.

    "When we lifted him, we lifted the whole washing machine up," Mr Dillon said.

    Dismantling the machine was a last option because Mr Toom would have still been in the tub, which would then have to be cut open.

    But Mr Dillon sparked the escape when he reached into the machine.

    "He reached down to my right ankle and just twisted it, lifted it up, gave it a jolt and that freed me, it pretty much freed both legs," Mr Toom said.

    Mr Toom then set out to change the rules of hide and seek for his children.

  25. #1625
    Forum Member
    PattyV's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    1,272

    Default

    I would just like to say again that i am not a Queenslander, i am a New South Welshman.
    "There are only two things that i know are infinite, the universe and human stupidity. And im not so sure about the former."

    For all the life of me, i cant see a firefighter going to hell. At least not for very long. We would end up putting out all the fires and annoying the devil too much.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Log in

Click here to log in or register