Alabama teenager Darby Risner found a Barney the Dinosaur costume in the basement of her church and thought it would fun to try on the oversized purple noggin, but quickly learned that the inside of Barney's head is a dark, scary place.
Risner wanted to scare her friends by popping out of a stairwell wearing Barney's head, but being in God's house and all, the man upstairs decided to punish her right then and there for the cruel prank when the opening for the head slipped over her shoulders and trapped her inside. Looks like whoever that costume was made for had a really beefy neck. Ironically, the way the head fell made it so she had tiny little T-Rex arms. Hehe.
Even though her friends greased her up with Vaseline and tried to pull her out, her "giant biceps" prevented her from getting loose.
It was time to bring in the experts— the local fire department.
Darby told AL.com that although the situation was funny, she really started to panic the longer the head stayed on, "The head was closing in on me. It was like a stuck-in-a-small-place-and-can’t-get-out-panicking."
Finally, the fire department managed to cut her out of the head, and the 15-year-old was officially delivered via cesarean.
The whole harrowing experience was about 45-minutes long, or about two episodes of Barney and Friends.