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Firefighters Rescue Teen After She Gets Her Head Trapped In A Barney Costume

Darby Risner's Barney prank backfired in a big way.

The 15-year-old from Alabama was planning to scare her friends by wearing the giant purple head at a sleepover.

When she burst into the room, no one jumped. But what happened next made the entire world laugh for days on end.

Yeah. Somehow, she'd actually got her head stuck inside Barney.

She told The Washington Post,

I didn't scare them at all. They just laughed. It's hurting my upper arms, and it took a long time to get these things big.

Worst yet for Darby, there wasn't going to be an easy way out of this. After some time struggling — and failing — to escape, she was taken to the local fire station.


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The firefighters laughed. Hard. Then...


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Trussville Fire Lt. Vince Bruno told AL.com,

When they walked in, you couldn't help but start laughing. We tried to be professional, and she was a little distraught, but we had to giggle about it.

Then the memes came:

Citations: Washington Post