Locked out man stranded on window ledge after wheelie bin tower collapses in Sutton

Your Local Guardian: Firefighters rescued the man who was stranded outside his bathroom window Firefighters rescued the man who was stranded outside his bathroom window

Firefighters had to rescue a man who got himself stranded in a precarious position after an elaborate attempt to clamber through his own window failed.

The man arrived at his home in Goossens Close, Sutton, shortly after midnight last night only to realise he was locked out.

He decided the best course of action was to stack two wheelie bins on top of his car, climb them and get through his bathroom window.

The agile man managed to clamber up the two wheelie bins and got as far as the window ledge before realising he was too big to fit through the window.

His luck then got worse when his tower of wheelie bins collapsed leaving him stranded on the narrow ledge.

Firefighters from Sutton were called to the scene and brought the man down using ladder before sending a slimmer firefighter up and through the window to open the man's door and let him in.

 

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8:03pm Fri 13 Sep 13

Michael Pantlin says...

Just like Baldrick he had a cunning plan which unfortunately did not work out.
Just like Baldrick he had a cunning plan which unfortunately did not work out. Michael Pantlin

5:06am Sat 14 Sep 13

Dennis R says...

No photos. What a shame.
No photos. What a shame. Dennis R

12:22pm Sat 14 Sep 13

Michael Pantlin says...

"Meet on the ledge
We're gonna meet on the ledge
When my time is up I'm gonna see all my friends
Meet on the ledge
We're gonna meet on the ledge".

: Fairport Convention
"Meet on the ledge We're gonna meet on the ledge When my time is up I'm gonna see all my friends Meet on the ledge We're gonna meet on the ledge". : Fairport Convention Michael Pantlin

9:55pm Sat 14 Sep 13

Tammy Flugh says...

If the wheelie bins were full, he could have been done for littering.
If the wheelie bins were full, he could have been done for littering. Tammy Flugh

2:00am Sun 15 Sep 13

Dennis R says...

Tammy Flugh wrote:
If the wheelie bins were full, he could have been done for littering.
Would a littering charge apply on his own property? Hmmmm. Considering what local government in the UK is like, most probably. Especially if fines are involved.
[quote][p][bold]Tammy Flugh[/bold] wrote: If the wheelie bins were full, he could have been done for littering.[/p][/quote]Would a littering charge apply on his own property? Hmmmm. Considering what local government in the UK is like, most probably. Especially if fines are involved. Dennis R

10:58am Mon 16 Sep 13

shreds says...

"The man arrived at his home in Goossens Close, Sutton, shortly after midnight"

Is it just me or does everyone suspect he may have been inebriated?

This just brightened up my day a lot!
"The man arrived at his home in Goossens Close, Sutton, shortly after midnight" Is it just me or does everyone suspect he may have been inebriated? This just brightened up my day a lot! shreds

3:01pm Fri 20 Sep 13

jayjay289 says...

And this is news??
And this is news?? jayjay289

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