It was just an average day for the boys at Coventry Fire Station, until one guy walked in sporting a bike lock around his neck.
Apparently, the guy in question had passed out after a long day of drinking when his prankster mates decided to indefinitely fashion him with the security tool – but if that wasn’t enough punishment, they ended up losing the keys, proving that they clearly don’t care much for the poor lad.
And with the day he was having, it was no surprise that firefighters turned around to inform him that the lock was too strong and they would need to call their specialist ‘Technical Rescue Unit’ to save him from his nightmare.
The last port of call was to use advanced rail cutting equipment used to, well, cut railway tracks with…
Speaking to UNILAD about the incident, Coventry Fire Station Commander, Pete Drummond said:
Just when you think you’ve seen it all… The poor lad had been out drinking with some friends, but when he woke up he found they’d put a bike lock around his neck! If that wasn’t bad enough, they’d also lost the keys.
We’re used to unusual requests. We’ve attended a number of “50 Shades of Grey” calls in the past where we’ve been asked to remove bits ‘n’ bobs from people’s… bits ‘n’ bobs. And, it’s not always the bedroom – we had one couple who managed to handcuff themselves to the inside of their own front door.
We see the funny side, but there’s a serious message: fire crews dealing with this kind of stuff aren’t available for genuine emergencies.
He has a point! Here are some of those serious-but-not-so-serious incidents captured by the West Midlands Fire Service…