Bar Patron Gets Hand Stuck in Pool Table

Firefighters were called to U-31 in North Park to extricate a woman's hand from a hole in a pool table

By Monica Garske
|  Monday, Jul 2, 2012  |  Updated 6:45 AM PDT
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North Park Pool Table Rescue

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Firefighters were called to the U-31 club in North Park around 2 a.m. Sunday after an intoxicated bar patron got her hand stuck in one of the holes of a pool table.

According to fire crews, a woman was playing pool at the bar and decided to stick her hand into one of the holes. When she reached in, her wrist became stuck and she was unable to free herself from the billiards table.

Firefighters said the woman was wearing a bracelet at the time, which contributed to her becoming stuck.

Crews had to cut out a portion of the bottom of the pool table to extricate the woman. In the end, the pool table rescue took about 15 minutes according to firefighters.

Authorities said the bar patron was not injured, just slightly embarrassed by the ordeal.

On Sunday U-31 bar manager David Woods told NBC 7 San Diego that the pool table sustained minimal damage and is still functional thanks to the careful rescue work by firefighters.

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