Stranger attaches padlock to another man's ear, runs off with the key

If you've ever lost a key before, you know the anxiety that stems from not being able to get into your home or car. Now imagine that key being the only way to remove a lock from your face, and that's how one UK man felt this week.

According to his Facebook post, while Tom Grim Fandango Matthews was out smoking a cigarette at work, a stranger caught him off guard, ran behind him and attached the tiny gold lock when he wasn't looking.


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The lock was able to stay in place due to the gage piercing, or "stretched holes," that Matthews had in his ear, allowing the thin arch to slide right through.

He later claims that he tried to chase the lock bandit, who apparently was faster than Matthews, perhaps because he was weighed down.

As to how he got the pesky clasp off his ear? After much harassment from his heckling friends on the post, he claims that a "boy lived up the road and had bolt cutters" and was able to help him out.

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Posted by Alex Sowden on Friday, March 4, 2016

Moral of the story? Pay attention and be alert -- you never know when you're going to get locked up.

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