BOISE, Idaho - It’s become an annual winter tale: A young boy gets his tongue stuck to a metal pole, perhaps as the result of a dare.
This year, the scene straight out of the movie “A Christmas Story’’ unfolded yesterday morning in Boise with a boy of about 10.
Boise firefighters used a glass of warm water to free the unidentified boy from the metal fence pole.
Fire Captain Bill Tinsley said the boy’s tongue was bleeding a little, but he was OK and allowed to continue walking to school. Rescue workers responded after a woman driving by saw the boy and called 911.
Last year, the unlucky boy was a 10-year-old from Hammond, Ind.
It was especially apt, because the 1983 movie is set in a fictional city based on Hammond.