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2009 Honorable Mention

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Locker Room Humor
2009 Honorable Mention
Confirmed True by Darwin

(17 July 2009, Germany) Unexpected odds and ends are always turning up in train station lockers, but this is the oddest yet. After a night spent carousing with friends, squeezing into the Ludwigshafen train station locker had seemed like "an amusing idea" to the man. He shut himself in a suitcase locker for fun, but the laughter faded as the oxygen supply dwindled. His companions were unable to open the locked door and free the 20-year-old. With time running out, police broke open the door and dragged the groggy prankster to safety.

Reader Comments:
"And just why did they let him out?"

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