FIREFIGHTERS have been called to deal with an unusual emergency at an Ipswich fast food restaurant - after a man became partially trapped in a straw dispenser.

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The incident happened at 7.15pm last night at McDonalds in Hening Avenue, on the Ravenswood development.

According to a McDonalds spokesman, the man - who was with his children - attempted to remove straws from an opening at the rear of the dispenser which is commonly used by staff to refill it.

He became trapped, so firefighters were called and they had to dismantle the dispenser to release him.

The man was said to be embarrassed but unhurt.

One fire crew was sent from Ipswich and the male was freed within 20 minutes.

23 comments

  • It's not April the 1st is it? Some people just shouldn't be allowed out in public!

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    Pepperpotty

    Wednesday, October 26, 2011

  • No doubt he will be on the X-Factor next :)

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    Dave Love

    Wednesday, October 26, 2011

  • I'm not surprised. The guy must have put his whole arm in to get a straw out?

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    Mike

    Wednesday, October 26, 2011

  • Well this has made me chuckle today, after all it makes a change from hearing all the bad news going around at the moment!

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    StarReader

    Wednesday, October 26, 2011

  • Fire crew? What's wrong with a hammer or screwdriver? Emergencey services are for EMERGENCIES!

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    On Two Wheels

    Wednesday, October 26, 2011

  • made me laugh !!! poor man i hope they gave him his food free in the end!!!!

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    lmfaolaura

    Friday, October 28, 2011

  • Darwin's theory - 'Survival of the fittest'. If you become trapped using a McDonald's straw dispenser, should you be allowed to have children?

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    R Smith-Roberts

    Wednesday, October 26, 2011

  • how can a 'MAN' get partially trapped in a straw dispenser? surely it would have just been a 'finger'? nonsense news,nonsense waste of tax payers money...AGAIN!!!!

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    I'm right,your not!!

    Wednesday, October 26, 2011

  • And there was me thinking that the fire fighters were simply getting a drive through!!

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    Bean

    Wednesday, October 26, 2011

  • Wouldn't have thought this was possible until reading this ...

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    FuturePoliceOfficer..

    Wednesday, October 26, 2011

  • im luvin it

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    doris doris

    Wednesday, October 26, 2011

  • He should have let go of the straws then his hand would have come out easily. DOH Homer Simpson

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    norfolkreader

    Thursday, October 27, 2011

  • Dont laugh at the poor guy, I bet he has feelings too!

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    Andy Bridges

    Thursday, October 27, 2011

  • Good opportunity to sue McDonald's for a million or so. I was hit in the arm once in McDonald's by a small boy blowing off his paper straw cover through the straw. Curse it, I should have sued for that, goodness knows what harm it did.

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    JOHN BURLS

    Wednesday, October 26, 2011

  • Well - this IS Ipswich...

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    Sarky Sage

    Wednesday, October 26, 2011

  • Talk about "Silly Suffolk"! At least it makes a change from children "trapped in bicycles" and other more usual forms of Suffolk entrapment.

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    T Doff

    Wednesday, October 26, 2011

  • Surley the person could have walked down to the fire station, or were the shop afraid the straw thing me bob on his hand would not be returned. You have not said if the person found the right coloured straw they were after.

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    a west

    Wednesday, October 26, 2011

  • Maybe if the persons hand was so fat it got stuck in the straw dispenser they shouldnt have been in Mcdonalds in the 1st place

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    H D

    Wednesday, October 26, 2011

  • and this was likely to be only moments after he told his children not to do the very same thing! Had to giggle!

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    pretty in pink

    Wednesday, October 26, 2011

  • what some people will do for 50p if the baove story is true... another waste of tax payers money.. sad

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    Medina Vasek

    Friday, October 28, 2011

  • I am the one that got stuck and it really wasn't funny at all so stop laughing. I saw something shiny at the bottom so reached in. Before I knew it, I was stuck! Made 50p in the process though, thanks Mcdonalds.

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    Andy Bridges

    Thursday, October 27, 2011

  • R S-R, I think the theory has been modified since Darwin's day, in this era of fast food, to "survival of the fattest".

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    JOHN BURLS

    Thursday, October 27, 2011

  • Dont laugh at the poor guy, I bet he has feelings too!

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    Andy Bridges

    Thursday, October 27, 2011

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