Early Tuesday morning, 22-year-old University of Pittsburgh student Grant Birdsong fell for a girl he had just met — and got stuck between two buildings.
The Romeo was attempting to impress his new acquaintance by leaping from the roof of one off-campus building — which they had reached by a fire escape — to another. Blame it on the stars in his eyes, the 2 a.m. hour or plain old clumsiness, but Birdsong didn't clear the jump. Instead, he fell three stories and got himself wedged between the two buildings, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.
Birdsong’s companion alerted the authorities and Pittsburgh Police and Public Works rescuers spent the next four hours using jackhammers and other heavy equipment to cut through walls, eventually freeing the young man sometime around dawn.
As he was being wheeled out with a broken ankle, Birdsong was still trying to impress the girl — shooting her a double-thumbs-up while being loaded into a waiting ambulance.
His method was unorthodox, but other students found it hard to argue with Birdsong’s results. “I think he is an idiot for doing it, but at least he got the girl,” Anthony Demaio told CBS Pittsburgh.
Gotta give him this — It’s a helluva first date story.