It's good for Kaitlyn Strom that on the day a picture circulated of her with her head stuck in a tailpipe of a pickup truck, the world's attention was diverted by a raccoon doing raccoon things. A Facebook video of the ordeal has been viewed over 2 million times. I have got to hear her side of the story. Later, Pipe Girl posted, "Yes, I'm the tail pipe girl, whatchu know about it?"
Strom estimated she spent 45 minutes inside the pipe and said she was finally rescued when firefighters used a power saw, according to Minneapolis station WCCO TV.
Strom later posted a photo of herself on Facebook holding the sawed off exhaust pipe.
The McLeod County Sheriff's said they cited the 19-year-old for underage drinking after she was freed. "It did fit, but it didn't want to come back out".
The pipe that "Tailpipe Girl" got her head stuck in was briefly on display at Darwin Tavern.
Strom poses after her head was freed from a tailpipe, thanks to an electric saw.
Strom didn't know the owner of the truck, but he was just happy that she turned out OK. #winstock2k18kickedmyass, ' she wrote across the photo.
"I remember getting my head unstuck, and I just looked at him and apologized, and he said, 'No, I'm just glad you're OK".
"[I was] kind of confused because I didn't know what was going on, because I couldn't see around me", she said.
There's no word on who's going to foot the bill for the impromptu modification to the truck's exhaust pipe.