Indiana boy licks light pole, gets stuck

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) - In a scene straight out of the movie "A
Christmas Story," a 10-year-old Indiana boy got his tongue stuck
to a metal light pole.
Hammond police say the unidentified fourth-grader was able to
tell them that a friend dared him to lick the pole Wednesday night.
Temperatures in the Chicago suburb were around 10 degrees at the
By the time an ambulance arrived, the boy was able to yank his
tongue off the frozen pole.
Police say ambulance personnel explained to the boy's mother how
to care for his bleeding tongue.
The 1983 movie is set in a fictional city based on Hammond, the
hometown of author Jean Shepherd.

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