Man Gets Finger Stuck In Picnic Table at Lafayette Wal-Mart Store

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A little goofing off during a break from work led to a time-consuming, embarrassing ordeal for a Wal-Mart employee in Lafayette.

Authorities say the man got his right index finger stuck in an oval-shaped hole of a wrought-iron picnic table outside the store.

Co-workers tried in vain to help the man get free before help was summoned.

A half-dozen firefighters and emergency workers responded.

They freed the man by cutting a square out of the tabletop, then slicing through the metal around his finger.

Lafayette Fire Department Assistant Chief David Friedel says the unidentified man was OK -- except for being upset, shaking and embarrassed about the ordeal.

Friedel says the man told him it was an act of "stupidity."

The man's name was not released.

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