An Oklahoma man chasing a $20 bill down a storm drain became trapped and stuck underground for two days this week.
According to KSWO-TV, the man told police he entered Lawton’s water system after dropping his money down the storm drain. One underground, the man became lost and began shouting for help.
Eventually, two days later, a group of high schoolers walking home heard the man’s desperate pleas and dialed 911.
“We could hear a man yelling for help,” Sergeant John Chelenza told KSWO-TV.
“We see a gentleman down in the bottom of it and it seemed that he had been down there a couple of days,” he added.
Alicia Redding, a police officer in training who also responded to the scene, said the man was in dire shape.
“He did not remember what day it was. He wasn’t sure how long he had been down there. He was pretty dehydrated and not really sure the time the date,” she told KSWO-TV.
“He had a bump on his head, he may have hit his head against a wall down there because it obviously pretty dark unless he is next to a storm drain where light could get into,” Chelenza added.
The man never found the money he was looking for.
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