Drunk man gets stuck in leprechaun cut out
The luck of the Irish seemed to elude one Englishman on a jaunt to celebrate his 21st birthday in Dublin, after he became trapped in a comical leprechaun cut out, giving new meaning to the phrase “tourist trap”.
Danny Melody was on a weekend away to celebrate his 21st birthday when the embarrassing incident occurred, unsurprisingly after some time spent at the country’s world-renowned pubs.
Melody found himself trapped inside the novelty photograph after poking his head through the hole for a photo opportunity, with his ears apparently restricting his ability to work his way free. It took seven minutes for the birthday boy to be freed, much to the amusement of passersby.
“It did really hurt when my ears had to be squashed through, the board was tight and they started to really swell up, my face was going red,” he told The Mirror. “They were still sore four days later, and I had to spend the rest of the holiday with bright red ears – it was definitely my ears that were my biggest downfall that day.”
Unsurprisingly, his mates were less than sympathetic and recorded the incident for the world to see. A video of hapless Melody has since gone viral, with the video having been viewed more than three million times.
“My friends were all laughing at me and taking photos, but loads of people walking past started to do it as well – it was as if I was a freak show.
“I was quite drunk at the time so I wasn’t that embarrassed, but I am now looking back at it.”