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26 cheerleaders in an elevator

2008-08-08 00:06:30.618798+00 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

JT keeps reminding me to not tar all law enforcement officers with the brush that should be reserved for a few bad ones (today's example), I often have to remind myself the same thing over college students kids these days. 26 cheerleaders freed from elevator after prank.

The girls, who were attending cheerleading camp, told rescuers that they had decided as a prank to see how many of them would fit into an elevator, the Austin American-Statesman reported.

Edit: The Austin American-Statesman points out that these were 14-17 year olds, which makes the stupidity a little more understandable, but still...

In fairness to college students everywhere, these are Texas cheerleaders, but how far out of high school do you have to be to think that maybe overloading an elevator isn't a good idea?

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comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2008-08-08 01:21:21.060451+00 by: crasch

Part of me is sympathetic.

Trapped in a hot, confined space, with little oxygen? What a nightmare.

But another, bigger, part of me can't stop laughing.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-08-08 01:26:35.775621+00 by: TheSHAD0W

They're cheerleaders. With so little brain tissue between them they wouldn't have needed much oxygen.

[runs away!]

#Comment Re: made: 2008-08-08 11:26:46.096978+00 by: JT [edit history]

Why oh why couldn't I have been on an elevator when 25 college cheerleaders asked "do you mind if we see how many other people could fit in here?"

I will now refer to this as fantasy number 1,278.

edit: re: police story. this should have been handled the very first time it happened by internal affairs or her direct supervisor. This isn't a failure of an individual policeman, it's a combined effort with the failure of a system to protect the public from individuals just like this.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-08-08 11:39:14.518437+00 by: mkelley

For a minute there, I thought the story was gonna start with "Dear Penthouse" :)

#Comment Re: made: 2008-08-11 15:34:28.114364+00 by: polly

i bet they are all blonde!