(credit: Jake Shannon/KTVT/KTXA)

(credit: Jake Shannon/KTVT/KTXA)

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Emergency crews in Fort Worth assisted a man Tuesday morning who got his finger stuck inside of his car’s gas tank. The incident happened at around 7:00 a.m. at the QuikTrip gas station located in the 6600 block of Brentwood Stair Road, in the eastern part of the city.

The man was trying to put a gas additive into his car’s tank. He used his finger to push back the tank’s flapper, but got the digit caught in a venting tube just inside of the tank.

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More than five first responders huddled around the vehicle to help the man get his finger dislodged from the gas tank. Crews had to use a hammer and screwdriver to break the plastic around the gas tank. They were finally able to free his hand after about 20 minutes of struggling.

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Although the man appeared to be in pain while crews worked on the car’s gas tank, the unlucky guy was not hurt — he did not even receive a cut — during the entire incident. He was freed from the gas tank and sent on his way.

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