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FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2007

Huntsville man’s finger becomes lodged in gas tank’s opening

HUNTSVILLE (AP) — A Huntsville man felt the pain of the gas tank, and he wasn’t even at a pump.

His finger got stuck in his gas tank’s opening.

Dwight Clark’s dilemma occurred Wednesday afternoon in the parking lot of a pharmacy when he apparently tried to clear some gunk from around the opening of the gas tank.

“His finger went in past the knuckle and was stuck,” Huntsville Fire & Rescue Capt. Nolen Locke said. “People had sprayed WD40 all over, but that didn’t work.”

Locke said rescue workers tried several ways to free Clark without cutting the metal because he didn’t want them to damage his truck. But they eventually had to cut through.

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