Teen gets stuck inside giant Barney head during failed prank

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Barney the dinosaur is famous for his distinctive purple coat and a theme song that gets stuck in your head.

But a teenager recently got stuck in his head, and the fire department was called in to help.

15-year-old Darby Risner put on the head section of the Barney costume as a joke. But the joke was on her, and soon became more scary than funny.

“I put it on my head… I didn’t think it was going to get stuck or anything,” Darby said.

Firefighters were called in to help rescue Darby from the Barney head.

“When she first got there, we looked at it and it was tight.  It had come down around her shoulders and holding her arms – looked kind of like a dinosaur arms because she could bend from the elbows down, and it was a little comical,” said Lt. Vince Bruno.

The girl sustained some bruising to her arms but was otherwise OK.

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