Firefighters Called to Rescue Woman's Hand from Pool Table - as part of the news series by GeoBeats.
Who knew a pool table could cause so much drama? Firefighters were dispatched to the U-31 Bar and Cocktail Lounge in San Diego to help a woman free her hand from a pool table pocket. The 22 year old woman was reportedly trying to grab a ball when her hand got stuck, possibly due to the bracelets on her wrists. It took fire officials approximately 15 minutes to dislodge the bar patron’s hand after disassembling a part of the game table. The pool table is now back in use and the woman was uninjured, albeit the unavoidable embarrassment factor.
In another recent story, firefighters spent nearly an hour helping a California teenager free his hand from a soda vending machine. Rescue workers first tried using axes, then crowbars and lastly a rotary saw in addition to a chisel to take apart the vending machine and free the adolescent’s hand. Apparently the teen had attempted to steal some soda and probably faces paying for machine damages, fire and medical personnel assistance on top of theft charges; all for a soda he never obtained.