What’s the stupidest thing you’ve ever done for love? For me, that’s a pretty loaded question. We have to decide whether the act was appreciated or not. For instance, texting my ex after a night of heavy drinking definitely shows I still at least love having sex with her, but I’m not sure how flattering it is. On the flip side, telling a girl how pretty she is definitely a mark in the W column, but it also kind of sticks you in a hole if all you’re doing is trying to excavate her pants. (I never said I was a romantic.)
Regardless of my own failings, I’ve never done something as ridiculous as this kid who tried to jump between buildings to impress his date but instead ended up getting wedged between them.
“After four hours of being stuck, the Parkour-loving paramour was pried out by Pittsburgh emergency responders. Called to the scene at 2 a.m. ET Tuesday, rescue workers dug a hole through the wall of a local Qdoba restaurant, breaking through brick to try to reach the man. The Pittsburgh Public Safety Department chronicled the rescue efforts on its Twitter account. Police talked to the man as they worked to free him.
Earlier, the man met a woman at a nearby place and took her to the building rooftop, CNN affiliate KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh reported. He tried to impress her by jumping from one rooftop to another, when he got stuck. The man injured his ankle, KDKA reported.
The rescue operation took hours, involving going through several layers of the wall, Pittsburgh Public Safety Officer Sonya Toler told KDKA.
“We were trying to go from inside of the business establishment and that has proved to be a bit difficult because we don’t know exactly where he is when we’re coming in from the inside,” she told the station. “So we’ve moved operations to the outside of the buildings and we’re going to try to actually go in the gap between the buildings.”
Live video feed showed a rescue worker carefully rappelling down the gap of the two buildings on a rope.
Shortly after 6 a.m., the man was wheeled out on a stretcher and taken away in an ambulance.”
I mean, there’s a lot to unpack here. For one, how close/far were these buildings from each other? Namely, how far apart were they that the kid couldn’t clear it in one jump but how close were they that he got stuck there? That just doesn’t make any sense to me. Really, I’m beginning to wonder how much of this is true. Maybe I’m just still disillusioned by Ryan Lochte, but there are just too many unanswered questions here. Plus, the kid had an accomplice. Sure, they were “meeting for a date”. I’ll believe that when I see the text messages and Snapchat screenshots of their plans. Until then, I think this kid just wanted to be on TV and nothing anyone can say disproves it.