Wednesday, March 01, 2017

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From the BBC: Man Wakes up with Bike Lock Around His Neckulockneck

Looking for a good bike lock? An unnamed 20-something in Coventry, UK, can attest to the nigh-impenetrable qualities of the Magnum Plus U-lock after waking up from a night out with it secured to his neck.

Local firefighters could do little to help the man remove the lock, so a technical rescue unit had to be called in to cut it off with a circular saw (and hopefully suggest he find new friends).

Without addressing the potential hangover situation, Station Commander Pete Drummond told the BBC the man was otherwise unhurt.

"He woke up at about 16:00 BST and found his mates had put the lock round his neck and thrown away the keys,” Drummond said. "We tried a cutter, but it just marked the lock. Then we tried a reinforced bar cutter, but it just dented it.”

Man Wakes Up With Bike Lock Around His Neck

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