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I Love You, You Hate Me

Darby Risner, 15, was at a slumber party in Trussville, Ala., with several friends. While waiting for her friends to come downstairs, she spotted a Barney the Dinosaur head. “Darby thought, ‘I’m going to scare them when they come downstairs’,” her mother Audrey Shannon said. “She put the Barney head on and when she sat down on the sofa to wait for them, it dropped. It slipped over her shoulders. When they finally came down, she got up and realized it had dropped so low, she couldn’t get it off.” The group couldn’t remove the head either. “It gave her short little Barney arms since it was nearly at her elbows,” Shannon said. “It was hilarious.” They took Risner to the fire department for help. “When they walked in, you couldn’t help but start laughing,” Lt. Vince Bruno said. “We tried to be professional, and she was a little distraught, but we had to giggle about it.” The firefighters were finally able to cut Risner out of the head. “That’s a first for me and it will probably be the last,” Bruno said. “But at least I know how to handle it if it happens again.” (MS/Birmingham News) ...What a super-deeeee-duper idea!
Original Publication Date: 26 June 2016
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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