- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Pro tip: Unless your name is Peter Parker, do NOT attempt jumping between buildings to impress a girl.

KDKA reported on Tuesday that “Pittsburgh Police, Fire, EMS and Public Works crews worked to free a man who was trapped between two buildings Tuesday morning in Oakland.”

Grant Birdsong, a student at Pitt University, “became wedged between two building [sic] when he tried leap [sic] from one to the other,” KDKA explained. “He attempted to go from the shorter building to the taller one, but missed.”

Besides his wounded pride, Mr. Birdsong seems to be unscathed — he flashed a thumbs up at the woman he was wooing when being loaded into the ambulance, KDKA reported, and he may have only suffered a broken ankle from the incident.

At least one business impacted by the rescue effort, however, may need some time, and money, to fully recover.



“Crews removed bricks and went through the wall at the Qdoba restaurant,” KDKA said. “It appears there were three walls that we had to go through and also we had people on the roof. One of the paramedics did rappel down the three stories to render assistance and to get a landmark as to where he was,” public-safety official Wendell Hissrich said.

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