On Thursday, the London Fire Brigade warned lovers who are inspired to use handcuffs after seeing Fifty Shades of Grey to keep the key within reach so firefighters can spend time attending to actual emergencies.
The department published a similar alert in summer 2013, arguing that it has seen an increase in the number of these incidents since E.L. James’s best-selling erotic trilogy became popular. “In 2013-14, firefighters attended 472 incidents involving people being trapped or stuck, often in everyday household items,” according to a release.
The authorities release cheeky alerts about the most bizarre 999 calls, from the man who got his “manhood” stuck in a toaster to the man who had “fallen behind a toilet and become trapped.”
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