Life Cell Phones are Dangerous
posted by June 7 at 10:24 AMon
Cell phones and toilets are a match made in hellójust ask Christopher Frizzelle, who plopped at least one phone into the john last month, or the 850,000 British citizens who drop their cellies down the loo every year.
But none of this can touch what went down yesterday in Sheboygan, WI, where the worlds of cellular communication and standing water collided in a deadly and excessively stinky fashion. From the Fond du Lac Reporter:
A 41-year-old Sheboygan man drowned Wednesday afternoon after getting stuck in a storm sewer while attempting to retrieve a dropped cell phone, police said. Brett R. Gunn, who weighed more than 300 pounds, was wedged with his head and shoulders underwater in a vertical storm drain in front of his home. There was about 12 inches of water at the bottom of the sewer, police said.
Eep. Full story here.
(Updated at 10:38 to fix upside-down W and dumb joke that completely ignored the word “storm” before “sewer.” I’m an idiot.)