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The Idiot of the Day

August 10, 2007

flipflop.jpgThis better have been one very amazing sandal…

A teenager was rescued after she tried to retrieve a sandal and wound up dangling from a 200-foot ocean cliff, authorities said.

Kimberly Kiesz, 18, of Lomita and a girlfriend were strolling the cliffs Tuesday when “one of her flip-flops fell into a very precarious area, about 20 feet below the ledge with just a straight drop-off into the abyss below it,” Palos Verdes Estates police Chief Dan Dreiling said.

“She went to retrieve it and lost her footing and ended up grabbing hold onto the base of some shrubbery with her feet dangling over the edge,” he said.

Her friend called 911.

Arriving police officers formed a human chain to reach the girl, Dreiling said.

“These guys all acted heroically and pulled her to safety,” he said. “We didn’t rescue the flip-flop.”

“We didn’t rescue the flip-flop” sounds more me like, “What kind of idiot risks their life for a sandal?”.

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One comment

  1. Here’s one for your weird news files:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070815/ap_on_fe_st/odd_duct_tape_bandit



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