A teenager in the United States has been left purple-faced after being rescued from inside the head of a Barney the Dinosaur costume.
What started out as a Sunday night prank by 15-year-old Darby Risner of Alabama turned into a hilarious rescue mission for the teen and her friends.
Darby found the head at a friend’s house and wanted to scare them, so put it on and went downstairs. But then realised she couldn’t get it off again.
Then things got a little scary. She started getting a little claustrophobic.
Her friends tried getting the head off themselves using Vaseline, and though there was some movement, the fibreglass head wasn’t going anywhere.
Not wanting to “alarm the whole neighbourhood with sirens”, the group piled into a car and drove to the fire station.
The firefighters tried a bit of manpower before making a few cuts into the head which let it “slide right off”.