US man trapped in tank of chocolate for two hours

A 21-year-old US man was trapped in a tank of chocolate for about two hours early today.

Police Capt. Randy Berner said the worker said he got into the tank at the Debelis Corporation in Kenosha, Wisconsin, to unplug it and became trapped waist-deep in the chocolate.

“It was pretty thick. It was virtually like quicksand,” Berner said, and co-workers, police and firefighters were not able to get him out until the chocolate could be thinned out.

“It’s the first time I’ve ever heard of anything like this,” the police captain said.

The worker said his ankles were sore after the incident, and he was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries, Berner said.


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