December 26, 2007
Des Moines, Iowa (The Weekly Vice) - Where's the most undesirable place you'd want to be on Christmas Eve. The in-laws home? Perhaps a grocery store purchasing last minute items for Christmas Day dinner?
It's likely that Robert Schoff has you beat.
This Christmas Eve, the Des Moines resident found himself in a rather foul situation, to put it mildly. The 77 year old man had stumbled onto toilet trouble, so he went outside to investigate his septic tank.
He attempted to remove a clog he thought he'd found, when he suddenly found himself a part of the problem. Robert, soon lost his balance and fell head first into the Christmas cheer, while his legs kicked in the air. He had become wedged in the opening, for nearly an hour as his yells for help went unheard.
Toni, his wife began to wonder where he'd disappeared to, unaware of his head first dive into a world of unbearable odor. She peered out a window hoping to find him. What she found were a pair of legs dangling in the air.
"I saw these kicking feet and ran out, but couldn't get him out," she recalls.
She contacted emergency personnel and two deputies from the Sheriff's office arrived to pull him out. "I thought it was the end of my life," said Robert. "Thank God my wife saw me. I don't think I could have stood staying there much more," he added.
The Vice would venture to guess that million dollar fudge and chocolate pie were not the dessert of choice for the remainder of the evening.
The Weekly Vice
Des Moines Man Becomes Trapped In Septic Tank On Christmas Eve
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