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By Cady Lang
August 23, 2016

In a harrowing tale of modern love, male ego, and parkour, a man attempted to jump between rooftops early Tuesday morning to impress his date, but instead ended up trapped between two buildings (a Qdoba and a Bruegger’s Bagels, to be exact) in downtown Pittsburgh for hours.

Lest this cautionary tale be only witnessed by this man and his date (and the police, medics, and fire department who came to rescue him by cutting open the building’s walls), Pittsburgh Public Safety thoughtfully live-tweeted the entire incident, which will no doubt be a great learning tool for the many hapless males in this world, hungry for the approval of potential significant others.

The man has been rescued.

Public Safety’s commitment to confirming the man’s motivations should be commended.

However, there was one question that Pittsburgh Public Safety was unable to answer.

 

 

 

 

Write to Cady Lang at cady.lang@timemagazine.com.

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