Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Naked drunk called 911 for rescue from porta-john

Emergency dispatchers receive millions of calls, but not many like this. On Sunday, Shannon Hunter of Lebanon, Pennsylvania used his cellphone to call 911 – from inside a port-a-potty. Police say he had been drinking, took off his clothes and somehow immersed himself in the holding tank under the toilet seat.

"I've been on the job for 21 years, and this is the first port-a-potty rescue I've ever had," said deputy fire commissioner Chris Miller. Rescue crews actually had to cut apart the out house to pull him out safely. Emergency personnel needed to treat the situation seriously due to the waste and chemicals inside the port-a-potty.

Authorities say Hunter did not suffer any serious injuries. His reputation is a different story. Police charged him with being drunk in public. He's also facing charges for creating a health code violation. They still have no idea why he was in the port-a-potty with his clothes off. (info from Fox43 TV)

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