HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa. - Losing your keys into the depths of a portable toilet is bad enough. But one man who recently found himself in that situation only made things worse for himself.
Authorities said the man had to be rescued after he got into the portable toilet to look for his keys.
Some kids playing at a nearby recreational field heard the man's cries for help Wednesday afternoon and told their mother.
The woman then called police, who arrived at Elkins Field in Lower Moreland Township and found the man stuck in the toilet's lower chamber up to his hips. The man, who was not identified, had taken off his shoes and pants for the unpleasant task.
He told police he had been in the predicament for at least 45 minutes. He was freed about 45 minutes later, after emergency crews destroyed a significant part of the portable toilet to get him out.
The man was treated for cuts and bruises. Doctors also had to remove the toilet seat, which had become wedged around his torso.
Lower Moreland Township is about a mile outside Philadelphia.
- 6/16/00, ASSOCIATED PRESS
I urge all readers, if you have dropped your keys in a porta-potty, not to try to look for them lest this terrible thing happen to you! - Jonah Begone