Video: Woman gets head stuck in truck exhaust pipe 

Video: Woman gets head stuck in truck exhaust pipe 

Although Strom was embarrassed at her foolish act, she never imagined her 5-second video would go viral.



By Web Report

Published: Fri 15 Jun 2018, 2:13 PM

Last updated: Fri 15 Jun 2018, 4:19 PM

A Minnesota woman got her head stuck in a truck's exhaust pipe for 45 minutes and was freed only when firefighters used a power saw.
Kaitlyn Strom was at the Winstock Country Music Festival in Winsted on Friday when she tried putting her head into the exhaust pipe. "We were just all having fun and I saw this big exhaust pipe and I was like, 'Hey, my head could probably fit in that,'" the 19-year-old was quoted as saying in Hutchinson Leader. "So I tried it. It did fit, but it didn't want to come back out," she added in a Huffington Post report
Although Strom was embarrassed at her foolish act, she never imagined her 5-second video would go viral. The clip where Storm can be seen with her head still stuck in the tailpipe as a firefighter uses a saw to cut it open was posted on Facebook and amassed over 1.2 million views and has been shared over 13,000 times.
Strom was unharmed in the incident and had tried to stay as calm as possible to keep the swelling in her head from worsening. "(I was) kind of confused because I didn't know what was going on, because I couldn't see around me. But I trusted everyone who was around," she said. The Winsted Fire Department was called to cut off the exhaust pipe and free her head. She was given a medical exam after she was released later that night. She was also cited for underage drinking, according to the McLeod County Sheriff's Office.
Her short clip has gone viral and she has been slammed by several internet users for her behaviour, but Storm expected the criticism and is not bothered. "A lot of people don't realize how serious it was. So it's kind of expected when it's blasted on the internet that you're going to get negative comments. Some people can be really cruel," she said.

Storm said that she grateful to Tom Wold of Darwin, the owner of the truck. "He was wonderful. I remember getting my head unstuck, and I just looked at him and apologized, and he said, 'No, I'm just glad you're OK. Don't worry about it'. I did not have to pay for anything like that, because he was absolutely wonderful," Storm said. 
 


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