FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — A Fond du Lac man got his hand stuck in a car’s gas tank after he reached in to try to retrieve a Snicker’s candy bar he saw inside.

The Fond du Lac Reporter says firefighters freed 20-year-old Earr Stokes on Tuesday afternoon.

Capt. Tony Knecht says firefighters cut the filler pipe, then accessed the backside of the gas tank opening to release Stokes’ fingers. Once he was free, emergency personnel helped take the pipe off his hand. Officials stood by with a hose during the cutting in case there were sparks.

Stokes’ cousin, Tyrone Williams, says Stokes happened to look into the gas tank and saw the candy bar. He says someone had removed it from the wrapper and jammed it into the gas tank.

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Comments (24)
  1. Les Johnson says:

    Earr’s cousin Tyrone, eh?

    Hmmmmmm….. I can draw a few conclusions here…

    1. King says:

      Yea, there both from Wisconsin. *

  2. JamieinMN says:

    That wasn’t no Snickers bar……..

  3. Blah Blah says:

    Well, at least we know what the anti-Walker protesters are doing when not protesting…

    1. Blah Blah says:

      Oh I see, uh huh.

    2. jesse v says:

      and that’s funny rim ride?

      1. Blah Blah says:

        I think so.

  4. GOPSUX says:

    More republican idiocy.


      It had to be an unemployed uneducated democrat that put the candy bar in the gas tank. One that is bored. He is waiting for the check at the end of the month to buy more candy bars. Along with cigs and beer. Maby play some pull tabs . rotflmao

  5. Makes a difference says:

    Was it stuck in the tank or the filler pipe?

  6. too many lines to read between says:

    I think I’m missing something… how did they just happen to be walking past a car and see there was a candy bar in the gas tank? Why did they want to eat an unwrapped candy bar from a gas tank? I honestly don’t get the story… help.

    1. JamieinMN says:

      How did YOU happen to read that they were just “walking past a car”???? Maybe they didn’t want to eat it either. I don’t know about you but I don’t think my car would like to run with a candy bar stuck in it’s fuel tank.

      1. Sarah says:

        Go to bed child

        1. JamieinMN says:

          I’m sorry that I’m smarter than you and your friend here 😀

  7. jesse v says:

    so why was shelly bachman helping tpaw get a free hand out candy bar? where was bristol and sarah all this time

    1. Blah Blah says:

      And you think thats funny, rim ride?

      1. jesse v says:

        At least it’s original

        1. Blah Blah says:

          Meaning what?

  8. L says:

    Funny story but 3 things seem odd to me… why use a picture of the Snickers race car and what would possess a man to look in a gas tank let alone think “i want that candy bar down there”

  9. Richard in Minneapolis says:

    I tried looking in my gas tank and couldn’t see anything but the flap in the filler pipe. In any event since my car is unleaded a Snickers wouldn’t have fit. A Tootsie Roll, maybe. A Snickers – no way. I’ve got a lot of questions on this one.

    BTW, was Betty White there?

  10. we says:

    Must be real hungry!

  11. It would have been soaked in gas says:

    Even with a wrapper on it, the candy bar would have been soaked in gasoline. Is this man mentally challenged?

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