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Man Trying To Get Candy Out Of Gas Tank Gets Stuck

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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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