Here’s a picture of the firefighters with the smashed chimney.
Trying to get into a house through the chimney is just about the WORST thing you can do . . . unless you’re Santa Claus, or a British orphan chimney sweep from the 1800s. No one else is qualified.
A guy tried to break into a house in Huron, California on Friday by sliding down the chimney . . . but he got stuck. And apparently he was afraid to blow his cover by yelling for help, so he just stayed in there.
And that became a BIG problem on Saturday afternoon, when the people in the house decided to actually light a fire in their fireplace.
THAT’S when the guy started screaming. The people called 911 and put out the fire . . . but it was too late. By the time firefighters smashed through the chimney to pull him out, he was dead . . . most likely from inhaling smoke.
18-year-old Sam Ray was in his parents’ garage working on his truck last month in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, outside Nashville. And while he was under it, the jack gave out and the truck LANDED on him.
It had him pinned so he couldn’t move his arms. And one of them was getting burned, because it was pinned under a hot exhaust pipe.
So he started yelling for help, but he knew nobody could hear him because he was home alone. Luckily, his iPhone was in his back pocket, and the weight of the truck on top of him activated SIRI.
Now, Sam says he’d never really used Siri before, and thought it was kind of stupid. But in this case, he realized she might be able to save his LIFE.
So he told her to call 911, and she did it. Then he gave his address to the dispatcher, and rescue workers were able to lift the truck off of him.
He ended up with four broken ribs, a bruised kidney, and burns to his arm, but he should make a full recovery. And he says he’s DEFINITELY a fan of Siri now.
(WSMV / WKRN)
This is a pretty incredible reminder of how loyal dogs are. There’s a reason we happily spend $200 trillion on dog toys and leashes and crap every single year.
An 85-year-old guy in San Angelo, Texas named J.R. Nicholson was feeling dizzy a few weeks ago, and called 911 for help. So the paramedics came, loaded him into the ambulance, and took him to the hospital.
But they didn’t realize his 35-pound beagle named Buddy didn’t want to leave J.R.’s side.
Buddy hopped onto the little side step of the ambulance without any of the paramedics noticing . . . and just sat there, riding the ambulance, as it went to the hospital.
About 20 miles into the drive, another driver flagged them down and told them there was a DOG on the side of the ambulance. They didn’t really have a choice at that point, so they loaded Buddy into the back and took him the rest of the way.
J.R. stayed one night at the hospital and was released. And Buddy stayed with him the entire time.
(San Angelo Standard-Times)