A TEENAGE schoolboy had to be rescued by firefighters after getting trapped inside a locker he climbed into ‘for a joke’.
The youngster clambered in as a prank to impress his pals but soon discovered he couldn’t get out.
His friends raised the alarm and fire crews attended the scene at Morrisons in the St Andrew’s Retail Park, Small Heath, Birmingham.
They found the boy stuck inside the confined space and used cutting tools to free him after around ten minutes, ‘uninjured but shaken’.
A spokesman for West Midlands Fire Service said: ‘We had the call at 3.54pm on January 13 to Morrisons at the St Andrew’s Retail Park on Coventry Road.’
Watch commander Christ Gauntlett, from Highgate fire station, said the lad was in his young teens and had decided to climb in a locker for a joke.
He explained the boy closed the door and the magnetic lock sealed him in.
Staff at Morrisons told fire crews the lockers didn’t belong to the store and they had no idea who had put them there.
Mr Gauntlett added: ‘He was very, very lucky that his mates were there.
‘I dread to think what would have happened if he was on his own because no one would have heard him calling for help.’