TRUSSVILLE, ALA. — Firefighters had to rescue an Alabama teenager after her head got stuck inside Barney costume.
Darby Risner says she was hanging out with friends when she decided to play a joke.
Darby was trying to scare her friends, but instead got a bit of a scare herself when the head didn’t come off.
When sliding the head down, it got stuck on her shoulders.
Her friends stepped in to help, but failed.
So Darby’s friends and family called the fire department.
To save themselves the embarrassment, they drove to the fire station rather than having the trucks come to the house.
“I like, look over by the couch and I see the Barney head, and I was just like, ‘You know what? I’m just going to put it on,'” Risner said.
“When she first got there, we looked at it and it was tight,” said Lt. Vince Bruno with Trussville Fire and Rescue. “It had come down around her shoulders and was holding her arms. It looked kind of like dinosaur arms because she could bend from the elbows down, and it was little comical.”
Shortly after arriving, firefighters were able to remove the Barney head.
The teen had a few bruises on her arms, but other than that, she was fine.