A 61-year-old Chinese man managed to get his penis stuck in a metal pipe attached to his apartment’s air conditioning unit — and waited a full two days to seek help.
Lian Tien was too embarrassed to call anyone with his story, which boils down to: “I was painting nude, and I slipped.” His full explanation, courtesy of Mirror Online:
“It was hot so I was painting the wall in the nude, and I slipped on the floor causing my private parts to fall inside the pipe that was protruding from the wall to take water outside from the air conditioning unit. Unfortunately, I got stuck as a result.”
Tien didn’t think anyone would believe him, so he tried to take care of the situation himself. “I tried everything I could think of to get the damned thing off once it had got stuck,” he told the Mirror. “I cut [the pipe] from the wall and tried pouring oil and liquid soap down the sides but my manhood was so tightly wedged that nothing dripped down.”
He even tried to sleep it off: “I went to sleep thinking that if I relaxed it would slide off. But it didn’t. It began to get red and inflamed. I was worried that I would get a terrible infection.”
It took firefighters four hours to — delicately, we hope — cut the pipe from Tien’s genitals.