May 20, 2009

Gold tooth led to Mets toilet mishap

Sources with New York's Citi Field said a fan attending a Mets game wound up with her arm stuck in a toilet while trying to retrieve a fallen gold tooth.

The sources said stadium security guards and emergency medical responders found the woman screaming in the restroom Wednesday during the game against the Atlanta Braves, the New York Post reported Wednesday.

The woman told security officers her gold tooth had fallen into the toilet and her arm became lodged in the commode while she was trying to retrieve it.

The sources said a Cardoza Plumbing employee had to travel from the company's headquarters 7.2 miles from Citi Field to free the woman. Cardoza is the company that installed the 646 ultra-low-flow toilets at the stadium.

It was unclear whether the toilet, near Section 338, was destroyed during the rescue.