Man gets stuck upside down in Red Cross donation box in Lomita

The man said he was trying to retrieve his cellphone after it fell inside staff via KABC logo
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
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Firefighters had to cut a man out of a Red Cross donation box in Lomita after he became lodged inside, with only his feet sticking out the donation slot.

LOMITA, Calif. (KABC) -- A man became stuck upside down inside a Red Cross donation box in Lomita after claiming he had been trying to retrieve his cellphone, officials say.

The man's foot was sticking out of the donation slot and he apparently injured his head in his efforts to reach inside the box.

The incident happened Monday morning in Lomita near Pacific Coast Highway and Cypress Street.

Firefighters were able to cut the box open and free the man.

He was treated at the scene for minor bumps and bruises.

The man was questioned and then released after he told deputies that he got stuck trying to grab his phone after it fell inside the box.