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Friday, August 18, 2006

Drowning in chocolate

Well, almost.
Man Trapped Waist-Deep in Chocolate

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) -- It might sound like a chocoholic's dream, but stepping into a vat of bubbling chocolate became a two-hour nightmare for a 21-year-old man Friday morning.

Donovan Garcia, an employee of a company that supplies chocolate ingredients, said he was pushing the chocolate down into the vat at Debelis Corp. because it was stuck. But it became loose and he slid into the hopper.

"It was in my hair, in my ears, my mouth, everywhere," said Garcia, who has worked at the company for two years. "I felt like I weighed 900 pounds. I couldn't move."

The chocolate was 110 degrees, hotter than a hot tub, said Capt. Greg Sinnen of the Kenosha Fire Department.

Co-workers, police and firefighters tried to free the man but couldn't get him loose until the chocolate was thinned out with cocoa butter.

"It was pretty thick. It was virtually like quicksand," said police Capt. Randy Berner.

Garcia was treated for minor injuries at a nearby medical center and released.
That had to be miserable! I just want to know what those "minor injuries" were? Chocolate-covered eardrums?


Blogger kristi noser declared,

Why didn't someone just give the guy a spoon?

8/19/2006 5:23 AM  
Blogger Reegz declared,


8/19/2006 8:37 PM  
Blogger NoOtherName declared,

Seriously, for many of us chocolate lovers, that would just not have qualified as an emergency!

8/22/2006 3:46 PM  

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