Darby Risner, a 15-year-old Alabama girl, had to be rescued by the local fire department after getting stuck inside the head of a giant Barney costume. After church, she had spotted the head and planned to trick her friends by putting it on. However, the attempt failed when she tried to remove the costume which became stuck and heavy on her little body.
‘She put the Barney head on and when she sat down on the sofa to wait for them, it dropped and slipped over her shoulders. When they finally came down, she got up and realized it had dropped so low, she couldn’t get it off.’
Before seeking help, people around attempted to use Vaseline to lubricate the giant purple head in an effort to pull it off. When their efforts failed, they took her to the Trussville Fire Department – where it was successfully removed