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LOL Video: Man Forced To Call Emergency Services To Save His Dangling Tinder Date From Toilet Fiasco

Liam Smyth, a grad student at Britain’s University of Bristol, thought his date with a woman he’d met on Tinder was going swimmingly, that was until she asked to use his apartment bathroom.

After finishing her business, the woman was distraught to see that her toilet log wouldn’t flush. She decided to open a window and hurl it into the garden only to see it drop between the first window and a second, non-opening window that now clearly displayed her creation like a museum piece.

Then things somehow got even worse as Smyth tells BBC News.

“We’d had a really nice evening,” said Smyth. “We’d had a meal at a well-known chicken restaurant [Nando’s?!], had a few beers and then gone back to mine for a bottle of wine and a film.”

After she returned from the toilet, Smyth said, she had a “panicked look in her eye” and confessed what she’d just done.

He said the toilet window opened into a narrow gap separated by another double glazed window.

“It was into this twilight zone that my date had thrown her poo,” he said.

He went to find a hammer to smash the window, but she decided to “climb in head first” after the “offending package” and became jammed.

“I was starting to grow concerned, so I called the fire brigade and once they had composed themselves, they set to work removing her from the window.”

Thankfully the woman, who fancies herself an amateur gymnast, was rescued unharmed. And though it only took the firemen 15 minutes to get her out, their Tweet about it will be sure to keep them laughing for weeks on end.

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Smyth told reporters that repairs to his bathroom could be upwards of $400, which he says, as a postgraduate student, is a significant chunk of his monthly budget. A friend suggested he set up a GoFundMe page for the repairs and tell his story. The fund quickly surpassed the needed repair bill and is currently at $3,238.

As the story’s gone viral, he’s had generous offers to fix the repairs for free. In light of this, Smyth decided that 100% of the GoFundMe donations will be split between two charities: one that puts in toilets in the developing world and the other for firefighters.

Click below to see Smyth’s hilarious recounting of the story to BBC News:

“We had a lovely night on the second date but it’s too early to say if she’s the one. But we got on very very well and she’s a lovely girl,” he told the BBC, adding, “And we’ve already got the most difficult stuff out of the way first.”

For Smyth’s GoFundMe page which incudes pictures of the scene and story updates, click here.