Butcher locked in freezer uses black pudding to escape

Butcher locked in freezer uses black pudding to escape

Jan. 12 (UPI) — A British butcher who found himself locked inside his walk-in freezer escaped his predicament by using a frozen black pudding to strike the frozen release button.

Chris McCabe, 70, said he was retrieving an item from the walk-in freezer at his Totnes, Devon, butcher shop when the wind blew the door shut behind him.

McCabe said he found the emergency door release button inside the freezer — which was set to a temperature of -4 degrees — had frozen solid.

“No-one could hear me banging. Black pudding saved my life,” McCabe told the BBC.

The butcher said he used the frozen blood sausage as a battering ram to operate the frozen button.

“It was the right shape. I used it like the police use battering rams to break door locks in. It was solid, pointed and I could get plenty of weight behind it,” he said. “I’m lucky really. We sell about two or three each week and that was the last one in there.”

Published at Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:52:32 +0000

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