August 08, 2008
Cheerleaders in an elevator

Sometimes, all you can do is point and marvel.

Twenty-six teenage cheerleaders tried to cram themselves into an elevator at the University of Texas to see how many would fit, but then they got stuck and had to be rescued.

One girl was treated and released at a hospital and two others were treated at the scene after the Tuesday night prank, officials said.

The group of 14- to 17-year-olds were attending a cheerleading camp when they decided to stuff themselves into an elevator at Jester Residence Hall at UT. The elevator went down to the first floor but then the doors of the overloaded elevator wouldn't open, officials said.

After a few panicked cell phone calls, police and firefighters were called to the scene and it took a repairman about 25 minutes to fix the door, police said.

All I can say is that I can't believe I beat Harold Cook to this one. Thanks to Julie on Twitter for the heads up.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on August 08, 2008 to General snarkiness

Gimme a break, dude, I've been on the road. That said, I saw that story go by, meant to snark on it somehow, then got distracted by some other shiny object.

Posted by: Harold Cook on August 8, 2008 9:38 AM
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