A boy in Tempe, Arizona got a fidget spinner stuck on his finger and spent a grueling 16 hours in the hospital.
"I thought that maybe it would be on there for the rest of my life,” 11-year-old Sam Rhodes told News 12.
Genji Shuriken is a type of fidget spinner that goes onto the finger. The toy is made of alloy metal and is inspired by the video game Overwatch.
“I barely pushed on my finger and it just popped right on,” Rhodes said. His mother tried using soap and oil. She scoured the internet for solutions, but nothing worked. The ER didn’t have any fast solutions, either. A ring cutter didn’t even work.
Then, Rhodes and his family went to a second hosptial.
“I had a patient previously, like a month prior, who had a very similar fidget spinner stuck on his finger,” said Lizzy Ballenger, an ER nurse.
But, it wasn't a job for the doctors.
“It’s the third time I’ve been asked to cut off rings from people’s fingers,” said maintenance man Greg Earhart, who used his fiberglass saw to save the day. He reportedly broke four of his fiberglass blades trying to get the metal band off Rhode’s finger.
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