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Man Trying to Impress Date Winds up Stuck Between Buildings

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    A man in Pittsburgh tried to impress a woman by jumping from the roof of one building to another but he didn't make it and fell three stories before getting stuck between the buildings. Rescue crews had to break a wall in order to free him. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016)

    Emergency crews rescued a man who became trapped between two buildings in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, reportedly after trying to jump from one rooftop to another to impress a woman he had just met.

    The man, whose name wasn't immediately released, was freed about 6 a.m. Tuesday. He'd been trapped about four hours after falling awkwardly into the narrow, debris-filled space between the buildings. Police say the man reported an ankle injury; he was bleeding, but waved to TV news cameras as he was wheeled on a gurney to an ambulance.

    At one point, crews broke a hole through a Qdoba restaurant in an unsuccessful effort to reach him. A medic was eventually lowered on a rope to reach the man.

    Authorities say the man and woman reached the roof by climbing a fire escape.