By Steve Large

VALLEJO (CBS13) — A bet among “friends” wound up with a 21-year-old man stuck in a baby swing for more than nine hours until firefighters had to cut him loose.

“He was in a lot of pain,” Vallejo Fire Deptartment Battalion Chief Katherine Harpold said. “When they arrived on scene his limbs had swollen to the point they were somewhat wrapping around the seat.”

“They couldn’t get him out,” she added. “They were unable to extricate him from the baby swing.”

The incident started Friday night at Blue Rock Springs Park. The man’s name wasn’t released.

Even a 4-year-old knows there are different types of swings for different people.

“And can you go on this one?” CBS13’s Steve Large asked a young girl at the park where the man got stuck. “No. That’s for babies,” she said.

But the 21-year-old man decided to try anyway.

He won 100 bucks, but lost his pride covered in Tide.

He doused the laundry detergent on himself to slip into the swing. Only once in, he couldn’t get out. And his so-called friends left him.

He ended up stuck over night for nine hours until a groundskeeper found him the next morning and called 911.

The crew was concerned he might possibly lose his leg. Firefighters cut the chains from the swings, he took an ambulance ride to the hospital with his legs still lodged in the swing and hospital workers used a cast saw to get it off.

Asked if he was grateful, Halverson said, “He said thank you.”

The two things seem innocent enough, a baby swing and laundry detergent. Sprinkle in some stupidity and you get quite a mess.

Videos: Watch video of people stuck in swings and needing help from emergency crews

Comments (20)
  1. Angela says:

    ahahahahahahahaha so funny

  2. Forrest, Forrest Gump says:

    Yeah, well … he wins the bet … he fit into the swing … there was nothing in the bet about getting out …
    So his “friends” need to pay up baby … 100 buckaroos …
    With that said …
    Ha,ha,ha,ha,ha …LMAO … funniest story of the week!

  3. msliz says:

    I venture to guess alcohol may have been involved. LOL!

  4. James says:


  5. grw126 says:

    The man’s name has not been released… Well hell I wonder why, probably because he repeatedly begged them not too, only because of the public humiliation he would receive for being such a dumb@$$. Vallejo people are so stupid.

  6. James says:

    Worst part is…….his friends probably did NOT have the $100 to pay! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHHAHAHHA

  7. Lame says:

    Please release his name so we can ridicule him. IDIOT!

  8. SeaCay says:

    Yeah, I remember my first beer.

  9. blah says:

    That is SOOOO FUNNY….and CRAZY too.

  10. Darkman says:

    Stupid fat*ss!!!! I hope the money was worth it to have your stupid stunt all over the news and everyone knows you and the fool you are HAHAHAHA…!

  11. Shawn says:

    MADE MY DAY!!!

  12. Mace says:

    Just think he’s someone’s family member, co-worker and even worse a parent! We live in world where people like help make decisions…I guess the tax payers will pick up the tab for this!

  13. NNN says:

    HAHAHAHAHAH! he should have to give that $100 to the city to replace the swing.

  14. Ona says:

    What a dummy! Make him pay for his stupidity and wasting our tax dollars for cutting his fat ass out.

  15. Ginger Reese says:

    Those swings are not cheap. He needs to pay for a new swing. Also release his name along with the names of his so called friends. They all should pay fro the new swing. Him & his friends need to pay for his rescue along wiht anything esle they see fit.

  16. Johnny says:

    He would had to replace the swing, but his friend(s) that took-off should be in jail if not prison for let him in danger. Even in a friendly bet.

    1. Johnny says:

      Just to want make clear that story is not, “FUNNY” at all, the Reporter is idiot , makes the story as if was “TOO FUNNY.”

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