Cell-Seeking Man Traps Arm in Train Toilet

Passengers wait 2 hours while firemen saw through pipes
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 27, 2008 8:17 PM CDT
A passenger boards a French TGV high speed train on Friday, May 25, 2007.   (AP Photo/Myriam Vogel)
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(Newser) – Talk about a dropped call: a man got his arm stuck in a French train toilet yesterday trying to retrieve his cell phone, the BBC reports. The high-speed commuter train was stopped for 2 hours as firemen sawed through pipes. They carried the 26-year-old out on a stretcher, "with his hand still jammed in the toilet bowl, which they had to saw clean off," one witness said.