Firefighters free YouTube prankster who cemented head into microwave

Joann Johnston
December 8, 2017

The clip shows Jimmy Swingler, one half of popular show TGFbro, getting his head caught inside a cement-filled microwave.

A man who had his head cemented inside a microwave by his friends had to be rescued by firefighters after the prank almost went wrong.

The 22-year-old had planned to use the electrical appliance as a mould, filling it with seven bags of Polyfilla, and heating the mixture before he realised that he couldn't free himself.

But by the time emergency services were called at 1.49pm on Wednesday to the garage of a house in Fordhouses, Wolverhampton, West Mids, the group had already been trying to free him for 90 minutes.

However West Midlands Fire Service failed to see the amusing side as five firefighters and a fire engine were tied up for an hour rescuing the would-be internet star.

It was a prank that could have easily suffocated or injured the young man, said Shaun Dakin, the officer in charge of the rescue crew.

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Watch Commander Shaun Dakin said: "As amusing as this sounds, this young man could quite easily have suffocated or have been seriously injured".

The rescue team had to make a video-call to their technical team for help, after which they successfully separated the microwave oven from the man's head, reported local publication News Barrhead.

To the relief of the confined youngster, the firefighters managed to remove a large chunk of the Polyfilla using a screwdriver, but only after carefully working through the cement close to the man's head.

It took the firefighters a further hour to take the microwave apart and free him.

And even though the group apologised, the fire service said that it was a call that "might have prevented them from helping others in genuine, accidental need".

After the man was rescued, the group involved in the stunt were very apologetic.

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