LAWTON, Okla. – According to KSWO, A twenty-dollar bill dropped into a storm drain leads to a Lawton man being stuck in the city’s underground water drainage system for two days.
The man told police that he dropped the money into a storm water drain. He said that he had no choice but to go in after the lost money. But once underground, he lost his way, leaving him with little to do but hope someone would hear his calls for help.
A group of high school students walking home from school through the intersection heard a strange voice coming from the manhole and quickly realized that it was a man calling for help. They called 911 and once on the scene, it was hard for officers to believe what they heard.
The man was between twelve and fifteen feet below street level in a dark and wet pipe, a spot he would need a ladder to get out of. And his condition was not great.
The man also had some injuries, likely sustained during his time underground.
He was not able to tell police anything about how or where he got into the city’s underground water system. But city officials believe it had to be through a storm drain and once inside it’s probable that he became disoriented and got turned around.
City officials said the pipe that the man was in had a 42-inch diameter meaning he was forced to make his way by crawling. Despite all of his efforts he never found his twenty-dollar bill he was searching for.
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