Should’ve yelled “Fire!”

Man rescued from vat of chocolate:

A 21-year-old man was trapped in a tank of chocolate for about two hours early Friday, police said.

Capt. Randy Berner said the worker said he got into the tank at the Debelis Corp. to unplug it and became trapped waist deep in the chocolate.

“It was pretty thick. It was virtually like quicksand,” Berner said, and co-workers, police and firefighters were not able to get him out until the chocolate could be thinned out.

“It’s the first time I’ve ever heard of anything like this,” the police captain said.

The worker said his ankles were sore after the incident, and he was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries, Berner said.

If you don’t get the title of this post, you’re too young.

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  • JoBeth Link

    I’m so glad to see someone mentioning the Smothers Brothers’ song in connection with this incident! I couldn’t BELIEVE no one said anything about it in the news stories. I kept waiting for someone to make reference to it. How could they not?! I guess I really am getting old!

  • Just came across this because of the recent incident in New Jersey – one of my first reactions was to get this song running through my head too and to think “If he’d only yelled ‘Fire!'” Apparently I’m one of the few, the old, the Smothers Brothers fans.

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