Friday, March 27, 2009

Man Gets Finger Stuck in Gas Tank Filler Pipe

Lesson learned: drop something in your gas filler pipe, leave it there.

Victor Harris, 25, of Saginaw, Michigan was pouring a fuel additive into his Lincoln Navigator tank when a paper lid from the additive fell into the gas tank. He tried fishing it out with his finger. Bad move.

His index finger became stuck.

That was at 5 AM.
"My hand started getting numb about 7 or 8. I started getting nervous."
Other customers of the 7-11 called the fire department, and after four hours, crews cut out a 4-foot section of the filler pipe.

Crews then took Harris to neighboring St. Mary's, where doctors pried his finger out of the pipe and gave him two stitches.

He hasn't fixed his Navigator yet. He said:
"It's probably going to cost me a little."

2 comments:

nitrousboy said...

This is why 25 year olds shouldn't have Lincoln Navigators. I'll bet his Daddy's not happy!

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Crews then took Harris to neighboring St. Mary's, where doctors pried his finger out of the pipe and gave him two stitches.