Firefighters Blame ’50 Shades Of Grey’ For 79 Callouts Involving Handcuffs

The Daily Mail reveals that UK firefighters are experiencing a huge surge in calls for help from people trapped in handcuffs.

They blame this on the erotic book 50 Shades Of Grey, in which handcuffs play a prominent part. And it’s not only handcuffs; they also had to assist nine men with rings stuck on their penises. Each call-out costs the taxpayer over $400 so their suggestion is “keep the keys handy.”

Firefighter Dave Brown, said: “Some of the incidents our firefighters are called out to could be prevented with a little common sense….I don’t know whether it’s the Fifty Shades effect, but the number of incidents involving items like handcuffs seems to have gone up.”

He added, “I’m sure most people will be fifty shades of red by the time our crews arrive to free them.”

Since 2010, the Fire Brigade has attended more than 1,300 incidents involving people being trapped or stuck, which has resulted in a cost of over $560,000. Some 307 people were injured in the incidents.

One thing is certain. Some incidents can take the firefighter’s mind away from the dangers and hazards inherent in the job. Its crews have been called to a man whose penis was stuck in a toaster, and another with his penis trapped in a vacuum cleaner.

I don’t remember that being in 50 Shades Of Grey. Perhaps I need to re-read it!