Christmas Story: Boise Boy Licks Pole, Gets Stuck

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - It's become an annual winter tale: A young boy gets his tongue stuck to a metal pole, perhaps as the result of a dare.

This year, the scene straight out of the movie "A Christmas Story" unfolded Tuesday morning in Boise with Sam Nicholson, 10.

Boise firefighters used a glass of warm water to free the Nicholson from the metal fence pole.

Fire Capt. Bill Tinsley says the boy's tongue was bleeding a little, but he was OK and allowed to continue walking to school.

Rescue workers responded after a woman driving by saw Nicholson and called 911.

Last year, the unlucky boy was a 10-year-old from Hammond, Ind., especially apt, since the 1983 movie is set in a fictional city based on Hammond.


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